Malaga, Marbella and four other major Costa towns on the verge of closing all non-essential activity

Police road checkpoints.
Police road checkpoints. / ÑITO SALAS
  • Marbella with an incidence rate of 984 cases and Alhaurín de la Torre, with 986, will likely reach the Junta's coronavirus incidence rate limit this weekend

Malaga, Marbella, Estepona, Mijas, Rincón de la Victoria and Alhaurín de la Torre are all fast approaching 1,000 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last fourteen days, the limit set by the Junta de Andalucía to order the closure of all non-essential activities.

Marbella with an incidence rate of 984 cases and Alhaurín de la Torre, with 986, this Friday will likely reach the Junta’s limit this weekend, which would mean that any activity that is not considered essential would be forced to close from Wednesday.

Malaga city has an incidence rate of 795 and the numbers are also rising in Estepona (806), Mijas (757) and Rincón de la Victoria (718). All are already subject to the closure of their municipal boundaries.

The closure of non-essential services is already in force in Cañete la Real, Alfarnate, Vélez-Málaga, Alcaucín, Moclinejo, Álora, Faraján, Teba, Almargen, Monda, Alameda, Salares, Ardales, Igualeja, El Borge, Benamocarra, Cartajima, Coín, Alfarnatejo, Alhaurín el Grande and Algatocín and it will be effective from midnight this Friday in Ronda and Villanueva del Trabuco.


The graph below shows the 14-day recorded case rate per 100,000 inhabitants and how it has evolved for all the main towns on the Costa del Sol and in Malaga province. Find your town in the drop-down menu top left.

Covid figures for all the 103 municipalities in Malaga province: