Malaga province moves beyond the one million coronavirus jab milestone

The Covid-19 vaccination campaign is continuing apace.
The Covid-19 vaccination campaign is continuing apace. / SUR
  • The Junta has called for the public to make "one last effort to save the summer". "Lives must be saved, but the economy must also be saved"

More than one million Covid-19 jabs have been administered in Malaga province and the success of the campaign has seen a reduction in the number of hospital admissions and deaths.

This Tuesday (8 June), Junta de Andalucía’s Ministry of Health has reported 206 new infections in the province, one death and 201 patients who have overcome the disease.

The cumulative incidence remains unchanged since Monday at 160.7 cases per 100,000 in the last 14 days. On the other hand, the rate of the last seven days has fallen 2.5 points, from 78.2 to 75.7 positives per 100,000 in Malaga province.

In Andalucía, the cumulative incidence rate has risen two points and has reached 189.3 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. However, there has been a reduction of six tenths in the seven-day rate which is 85.9.

The vaccination campaign continues to advance at a high rate, and the Andalusian government expects that by the end of June or the beginning of July some 70 per cent of the target population will be vaccinated.

In the case of the province of Malaga, some 1,010,321 vaccines have already been given. There are 685,344 people who have received one dose and 368,282 who are fully vaccinated.

The number of confirmed Covid deaths in Malaga province since the start of the health crisis amounts to 1,653 after adding one more death to the official statistics, a figure that in Andalucía is 10,087 after adding the 14 deaths in the last 24 hours.

In Malaga hospitals there are 109 patients admitted with an infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 (five more than the day before), of which 17 are in intensive care units (one more than the previous day). The number of people being treated for coronavirus in Andalusian hospitals totals 791, which represents an increase of 45 compared to Monday.

The Junta’s spokesman, Elías Bendodo, said the regional government is concerned that the rate of infections is not being reduced. “We ask the population to make one last effort to save the summer. We do not want infections to skyrocket. Lives must be saved, but the economy must also be saved,” he said, referring to the tourism sector that has been badly hit by the pandemic.