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Coronavirus deaths in Malaga province rise after two days of respite

An emergency ambulance at the Hospital Clínico in Malaga. File photograph.
An emergency ambulance at the Hospital Clínico in Malaga. File photograph. / SALVADOR SALAS
  • Fifteen Covid-19 deaths have been reported this Tuesday after none on Sunday and two on Monday

The death toll from Covid-19 in Malaga province for the month of March so far has risen to 66 after another 15 deaths were reported this Tuesday (9 March).

Some 1,465 people in the province have now lost their lives with the disease since the first death was confirmed on 13 March last year.

Across Andalucía there has also been a significant increase in deaths compared to the two previous days, when there were nine and 11 deaths, respectively. Today, in the region, it has been reported that 74 people have lost their lives after suffering an infection caused by SARS-CoV-2. The total number of deaths in the Andalusian region now stands at 8,765 since the start of the health crisis.

This Tuesday, the Junta de Andalucía’s Ministry of Health reported 188 infections in Malaga province, which represents an increase compared to 64 on Monday and 124 on Sunday. Across the region as a whole there have been 580 new infections.

The cumulative incidence rate in Malaga province stands at 103.7 positives per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days and the Andalusian average is 125.2.

The number of deaths is usually the last indicator to improve – the first being a reduction in the number infections, followed by a decrease in hospital admissions; then a drop in the number of patients in intensive care units and, finally, there will be a decrease in the number of deaths.

In Malaga there have been 699 new people who have overcome the disease which makes 59,789 since the pandemic began, a figure that rises to 343,774 in Andalucía after adding another 2,643 for the region in the last day.