Coronavirus hospital admissions double in the space of a week in Malaga province

Coronavirus hospital admissions double in the space of a week in Malaga province
  • New cases across Andalucía have surpassed 500 for the second time in three days, with Monday's tally the second-highest since lockdown was eased

The number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital in the province of Malaga has doubled in the past week, rising to 42 people as of Monday. Three of them are in intensive care.

Three more patients were admitted to Malaga hospitals between Sunday and Monday, as well as a further 135 people testing positive by PCR test - a figure more or less consistent with the last three days.

The situation is similar across Andalucía, where there has been 526 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed by PCR, according to data from the regional Ministry of Health. This is the second highest number since lockdown was eased and the second time in three days that the 500-case mark has been surpassed (534 on Saturday).

These figures are similar to those seen at the end of March and the beginning of April, although at that time only severe cases were tested and pressure on hospitals was much higher.

As for the increase in cases per province, once again the province with the highest number of positives was Almeria with 186 cases, followed by Malaga (with the aforementioned 135), Cadiz with 69, Cordoba with 58, Seville with 41, Granada with 26 and Jaen with 11.

In addition to the three hospitalised in Malaga, a further 19 people have been admitted to hospital with Covid-19 across the region, two of whom are in intensive care.

Two people have died after testing positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours in Andalucía, neither of whom were in Malaga province.