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Malaga's coronavirus deaths in June already exceed those registered in May

Two health professionals. File photograph.
Two health professionals. File photograph. / ÑITO SALAS
  • So far this month 24 Covid-19 deaths have been reported in the province, making a total of 1,669 since the start of the pandemic

The coronavirus vaccination programme has significantly reduced the number of deaths from Covid-19 but, despite this, SARS-CoV-2 continues to claim lives.

With the latest death notified this Wednesday (23 June) by the Junta de Andalucía there have been 24 deaths, so far, in June in Malaga province, which means that the total number of Covid deaths in May (23) has already been exceeded.

In February, 395 people suffering from Covid lost their lives in Malaga. In March there were 152 coronavirus deaths in the province and in April, 71.

Since news of the first death, on 13 March, 2020 some 1,669 people have died due to the virus in Malaga province, a number that rises in Andalucía to 10,171 after the six deaths declared in the last 24 hours are included in the daily statistics.

This is the official data, but the real figure could be up to a third higher, according to some experts, since in the first wave of the pandemic some patients who were not tested to determine whether or not they had Covid.

This Wednesday, in addition to the one death reported, the Junta has reported new 235 infections and 243 people who have beaten the disease in Malaga province.

The cumulative incidence rate has registered a slight decrease and stands at 155.5 positives per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days (three tenths down on the day before). The seven-day rate has also dropped, and it is now 69.6 per 100,000 (1.6 points fewer).

The rate for Malaga is still below the Andalusian average, which is 169.5 if the last 14 days are analysed and 73.7 if the seven-day rate is taken as a reference.