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Coronavirus hospital pressure increases across Andalucía, with ICU patients up by seven to 48 in one day

The region's Covid incidence rate has risen to 73, and three more deaths have been reported in the latest daily data

EUROPA PRESS

The Andalucía region has this Tuesday, 23 November, registered a total of 425 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, as well as three more Covid deaths.

Official data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), shows that the 14-day cumulative incidence rate has increased by another 2.2 and 73.3 cases have been detected per 100,000 inhabitants, which is also higher than the 48.9 on the same day last week. It is the highest figure since 18 September (75.5).

The 425 infections this Tuesday are reported after 782 on Monday and Sunday, 741 on Saturday, 718 on Friday, 737 on Thursday, 564 on Wednesday and 487 last Tuesday.

Malaga is the province with the most new positive infections with 104, followed by Cordoba with 96, Seville (61), Cadiz (54), Almeria (48), Huelva (29), Jaén (19) and Granada with 14.

Three coronavirus deaths have been reported this Tuesday, two in Malaga and one in Almeria; however, the data for Jaén has been corrected to remove one, so the region's total has increased by two to reach 11,391 since the start of the pandemic.

The region has seen an increase of 39 patients hospitalised by Covid-19 compared to Monday, making a total of 247, which represents an increase of 45 compared to last week, while the number of patients admitted to an intensive care unit rose by seven to 48, some 17 more than last week.