Trade union stages beach tribute to Covid-19 victims in Malaga

A piper took part in the tribute.
A piper took part in the tribute. / SALVADOR SALAS
  • Malaga province has seen 1,621 deaths since the start of the pandemic, although the daily fatality rate is now very low

The CGT union organised an evocative tribute to the people who have died with Covid-19 in Malaga province, on Wednesday this week.

Black figures on placards and sticks were distributed along Malaga's Misericordia beach, one for every person who had lost their life.

One black figure placed in the Malaga sand for every local death.

One black figure placed in the Malaga sand for every local death. / SALVADOR SALAS

Although daily deaths have now declined, with just two fatalities reported locally, the total deceased in Malaga province, including the Costa, stood at 1,621 on Thursday, (29 April).

Infection rates

Covid-19 case numbers in Spain continued to slowly decline this week. On Thursday the cumulative incidence rate nationally was 230.

In Andalucía, the rate fell for the tenth consecutive day to 225.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, 25.9 fewer than a week earlier.

In Malaga province, including the Costa del Sol, the 14-day rate was 131 on Thursday, down from 138 a week earlier.

On Thursday there were 158 in Malaga province hospitalised with Covid-19 of whom 27 were in intensive care. Both numbers have been relatively flat throughout April.

The total number of cases now recorded in Malaga province since the start of the pandemic was 94,127 on Thursday, close to six per cent of the local population.