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Number of Covid patients in Malaga hospitals drops below 100 for the first time in nine months

An ambulance arrives at a Malaga hospital. File photograph.
An ambulance arrives at a Malaga hospital. File photograph. / ÑITO SALAS
  • Additionally, some 2.87 million people in Andalucía have now received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine

The Covid-19 pressure on the healthcare system in Malaga province continues to drop and on Sunday, 23 May, the number of patients in hospital with the disease dropped below 100 for the first time in nine months.

According to data from the Junta de Andalucía there were 99 coronavirus patients who remain in a hospital in the province, a drop of 11 compared to Saturday.

The last time the number was so low was on 25 August when 82 were registered.

Since then, the situation worsened as the second wave progressed and, after a respite at the end of the year, it rose again with the third wave, reaching a peak of 1,010 patients on 2 February.

The number of patients in an intensive care unit in the province has stabilised with 19 currently being treated, one more than Saturday.

In Andalucía as a whole, the healthcare pressure also continues to decline with 846 confirmed coronavirus patients in hospital, 55 fewer than Saturday and 130 fewer compared to last Sunday). Of these, 237 are in an intensive care unit. the ICU. The day before there were 250.

The vaccination process also continues to advance in the province, where a third of the population (536,207) has already received a jab, which is 60,735 more than last Sunday. Of the total of 780,243 jabs counted since the vaccination campaign started at the end of December, there are 254,162 people who are fully vaccinated; some 15.08 per cent of the population registered in Malaga province.

Meanwhile there are 2.87 million people in Andalucía who have received at least one dose of a vaccine. According to the data provided by Junta’s Health ministry, there are 1,403,148 people with the complete vaccination schedule, some 16.57 per cent of the population of the region.