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Local case rates steady as Junta says the curve is being flattened in Andalucía

Local case rates steady as Junta says the curve is being flattened in Andalucía
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  • The rate of contagion in Malaga province per 100,000 people in the last 14 days was 124.5 on Thursday, down from 157 a week earlier

On Thursday this week (8 October), latest daily Covid-19 testing data showed 179 new cases in Malaga province, including the Costa del Sol.

The rolling rate of contagion per 100,000 people in the last 14 days in Malaga province was 124.5, down from 157 a week earlier.

This figure was still below the Andalusian average of 189 cases per 100,000, which had risen from 167 last week as more cases have been detected in the inland provinces of the region.

Situation "under control"

Andalusian vice-president Juan Marín said on Thursday that the region was on “the downward curve of the second wave”,with the situation “very much under control”.

Marín said that the 1,900 daily cases in the middle part of the week in Andalucía were down to an increase in tests He added that, fortunately, this was not turning into an increase in hospital admissions.

The number of people in regional hospitals with Covid-19 dropped by 30 on Thursday this week, to 1,028, of which 139 were in intensive care, five fewer than Wednesday.

In Malaga province there were 175 in hospital, of which 22 were in intensive care, also a slight drop on the day before.

Below national average

On Tuesday in regional hospitals, 7.21 per cent of beds had Covid-19 patients, just below the national average of 8.97 per cent, and 10.81 per cent of Intensive Care beds were occupied. The national average was 17.85 %.

The Junta de Andalucía continues to monitor case levels in towns with a view to increasing restrictions and testing.

Linares (Jaén) and Almodóvar del Río (Cordoba) have been placed in semi-lockdown this week.