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Malaga registers a record number of daily Covid infections, as the province's death toll reaches 1,700

Taking a sample for a Covid test.
Taking a sample for a Covid test. / SUR
  • Marbella has once again exceeded the 1,000 incidence rate barrier, while the province - as a whole - has a rate of 787.6 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days

Almost 2,000 new coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Malaga this Friday, 23 July. The 1,980 positives confirmed by the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA) represent the highest number in one day since the beginning of the pandemic - exceeding the 1,787 reported on 31 January.

The number of new infections in Malaga is well above those registered in the rest of the provinces. The other two with the worst figures are Seville, with 886 positives, and Cádiz, with 814. Across the whole of Andalucía there have been 5,721 positive tests confirmed in the last 24 hours.

Marbella, with an incidence rate of 1,058.7, has once again exceeded the barrier of 1,000 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. On Thursday, it avoided the Junta de Andalucía requesting a curfew, between two and seven in the morning, by lowering its cumulative incidence rate to 986.9.

The rate for Malaga province, as a whole, also continues to climb and stands at 787.6 infections per 100,000 in the last 14 days. Malaga city is at 889.4 and the Andalucía region’s rate, which has also grown, is 470.9.

By Malaga health districts, Malaga is the one with the worst data. Its cumulative incidence is 864.8 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. It is followed by the Costa del Sol (847), Serranía (750.9), Valle del Guadalhorce (705.1), La Vega (588.1) and Axarquía (514.9).

With the two deaths recorded in Malaga in the last 24 hours, the province has registered 1,700 Covid deaths since the first was notified on 13 March of last year. These are the official death figures, the real ones may be up to a third higher, since in the first wave of the pandemic some patients died who were not tested to determine whether they suffered from the virus or not.

The number of people who manage to overcome the disease and have been discharged in the last 24 hours has risen by 586 in Malaga province and 1,740 in the Andalucía region.