No new coronavirus deaths in Malaga province for the second day in a row

No new coronavirus deaths in Malaga province for the second day in a row
/ Salvador Salas
  • Deaths nationally rose to 21,282 by Tuesday, but the growth rate of both fatalities and new cases is now below two per cent

For the second day in a row, the regional Ministry of Health and Families has not reported a single new coronavirus-related death in the province of Malaga.

The official report on Tuesday showed the total number of people to have died after testing positive for Covid-19 remains at 223 - the same as on Monday and Sunday. However, it is possible that deaths that occurred over the weekend have not yet been reported.

What's more, on Tuesday only six new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the province of Malaga (15 were reported on Monday), bringing the total to 2,552. By Tuesday, 877 people in the province had been given the all-clear (four more than on Monday).

In Andalucía, the Junta confirmed 134 new cases of coronavirus (11,689 in total). Currently, 1,173 patients with Covid-19 remain in Andalusian hospitals, of which 277 are in ICUs.

In terms of deaths, four new deaths have been reported across the region (1,017 in total).

Spike in deaths nationally

Nationally, the picture is not so positive, though this can be attributed to the weekend lag in figures sent from the Autonomous Communities.

There was a new spike in coronavirus-related deaths - 430 new deaths were reported on Tuesday, 31 more than the previous day. This increases the total number of deaths in Spain to 21,282.

Despite once again rising above four hundred deaths per day (16 deaths per hour), the daily increase is just two per cent, compared to 3.2 per cent a week ago or five per cent two weeks ago.

Likewise with the number of those testing positive, 3,968 new cases were confirmed on Tuesday - a daily increase of only 1.9 per cent.