Sixteen new Covid-related deaths reported in Andalucía in 24 hours, three in a Malaga care home

Sixteen new Covid-related deaths reported in Andalucía in 24 hours, three in a Malaga care home
  • Some 915 new cases were confirmed on Wednesday in the region, 306 of them in Malaga province

Figures released on Wednesday show 16 new deaths related to coronavirus in the region of Andalucía in the last 24 hours, six fewer than Tuesday's figure which was the highest since the end of lockdown.

The figures show a slight decrease in the daily infection rate, with 915 confirmed cases, 123 fewer than Tuesday's figure.

Of the 16 new Covid-related deaths in region recorded on Wednesday, six were the province of Cadiz, three each in Seville and Malaga, two in Cordoba and one each in Jaén and Almeria.

All three deaths reported in Malaga province were residents in the Vitalia care home in the Teatinos district of the city.

The number of new daily cases in Andalucía reported on Wednesday was 915, significantly lower than last Friday's all-time high of 1,242 new daily cases in the region since the start of the pandemic.

Of those new cases the largest proportion are in Malaga province, with 306 diagnoses (by PCR test). This takes the ongoing total in Malaga to 11,775.

This area is followed in terms of daily new case figures by Seville (224), Cadiz (145), Cordoba (109), Almeria (49), Jaén (37), Granada (24) and Huelva (21).

Hospital cases

On Wednesday there were 932 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals around the eight provinces of Andalucía, six fewer than the total reported on Tuesday, but 167 more than last week. Of them 121 are in intensive care units, one more than on Tuesday and three more than seven days ago.

The number of Covid patients in hospitals around Malaga province on Wednesday was 231 (11 fewer than on Tuesday), with 35 in intensive care.

Andalucía's seven-day figures reflect 5,086 new cases diagnosed by PCR lab test, 387 of them admitted to hospital, 20 admitted to intensive care and 57 deaths around the region.

Marbella care home

The regional Health authority's report on Wednesday also showed that 71 positive cases have been diagnosed among residents at the Domusvi Azalea care home in Marbella.