So far this month 67 patients with coronavirus have died in the province of Malaga, with two more reported on Monday, according to the latest information released by the regional Health authority.
Since the start of the pandemic 356 people diagnosed with Covid-19 have died in the province. The total fatality figure was 1,796 in all eight provinces of Andalucía together, where 17 new deaths were reported in the latest 24-hour period.
The number of new cases diagnosed in Andalucía on Monday was 846, 109 of them in Malaga province, a fall of 11 on the 120 reported on Sunday.
As far as localised outbreaks are concerned the regional autority said the number of cases diagnosed in the Manantial de la Vida care home in Benalmádena had gone up to 21.
In hospitals around the province of Malaga, on Monday there were 201 patients with Covid-19, eight more than the figure reported on Sunday. Of them 30 are in intensive care.
Around Andalucía as a whole on Monday there were 1,065 Covid patients in hospital, 153 in intensive care. This is a slight increase but still a long way off the 2,708 patients in Andalusian hospitals at the end of March.
To slow the spread of the virus, public health experts urge the general public to observe the preventive measures. These include to wear a face mask, respect a distance of 1.5 metres and wash hand frequently with soap and water or hand sanitiser.
The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, said last week that new restrictions in the region would be announced on Tuesday after meetings with the committee of experts advising the regional government.