Covid-19 refuses to go away and remains in a plateau phase in Spain, although the vaccination campaign has had the desired effect and reduced the number of patients in hospital and virus-related deaths.
In Malaga province the coronavirus cumulative incidence rate has risen by 8.4 points over the weekend and has reached 134 infections per 100,000 inhabitants this Monday, 31 May – compared to the 125.6 on Friday.
In Andalucía as a whole the rate has also gone up from 166.9 on Friday to 173.1.
The fourth wave has remained in a plateau situation for several weeks now and experts blame the British variant for hindering a faster decline in the number of Covid infections. Although the incubation period of this variant is shorter, it is contagious for a longer period of time.
With 270 new cases reported in Malaga province, some 99,734 positive cases have now been detected since the start of the pandemic. Across Andalucía there have been 1,397 new positives in the last 48 hours, making a total of 583,372.
The number of deaths has remained unchanged since Saturday in the province of Malaga and stands at 1,645, while in Andalucía, the Junta has registered two new deaths raising the Covid death toll to 10,021.
As for the people who have recovered from the disease, in Malaga province there have been another 243 and in the Andalusian region some 1,542. Since the beginning of the pandemic, some 96,063 patients who have had Covid have recovered Malaga province, a figure that amounts to 553,396 in the Andalusian region.