Malaga reports the lowest number of Covid-19 intensive care patients so far this year

Health workers at the Costa del Sol Hospital. File photograph.
Health workers at the Costa del Sol Hospital. File photograph. / SUR
  • Two deaths with coronavirus were recorded in the province in the last 24 hours as the cumulative incidence rate continues to drop

The coronavirus pandemic in Malaga province continues in a plateau phase. The virus continues to circulate and infect, but at a slower pace. There are oscillations with days that bring small increases in the number of positive cases followed by others with slight decreases.

This Thursday, 20 May, the Junta de Andalucía has registered 200 coronavirus infections, two deaths and 344 people recovered from the disease in Malaga province. The 200 confirmed infections represent 41 more than the 159 on Wednesday.

The cumulative incidence rate continues its downward trend and is at 123.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, which represents a decrease of 3.8 points compared to Wednesday. The rate remains below the Andalusian average, which is 164.5 (one point less than the day before). The two provinces with the lowest incidence rates are Cadiz (92.6) and Almeria (95.3), while at the opposite extreme are Granada (246.2) and Huelva (234.2).

One element to highlight is that the number of deaths in this fourth wave is lower. The fact that the people most at risk of contracting severe Covid are vaccinated has meant a decrease in deaths.

This Thursday, two new deaths have been reported in Malaga province, bringing the number of coronavirus deaths to 1,642 since the first was recorded on 13 March of last year. In the Andalusian region there have been 13 Covid-19 deaths in the last day. The total number of coronavirus deaths in the region during the pandemic now sits at 9,978.

The number of Covid-19 patients in hospital continues to drop in both Malaga and Andalucía. In Malaga hospitals there are 117 patients, seven fewer than the previous day. The number in intensive care units has gone from 18 to 14 patients, which is the lowest figure for the entire year.

In Andalusian hospitals there are 978 patients, 47 fewer than the day before and the number in intensive care dropped by nine to 258.

A further 344 patients who have recovered from the disease have been reported in Malaga and 2,734 across Andalucía in the last day.