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Marbella drops below the 1,000 risk of Covid curfew rate

Aerial view of the Costa del Sol town.
Aerial view of the Costa del Sol town. / JOSELE
  • At the moment, only five municipalities in Malaga province have a rate of more than 1,000 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, but they are all towns with less than 5,000 residents

Marbella has managed to lower its coronavirus cumulative incidence rate to below 1,000, the level at which the Junta de Andalucía can propose a curfew in large towns, that must be ratified by the courts.

The Costa del Sol town’s current rate is 986.9 as of this Thursday (22 July), and the reduction was key in the Junta de Andalucia’s territorial committee of high impact on public health not requesting a curfew between 2am and 7am, as it would had Marbella remained above the 1,000 rate.

Earlier on Thursday the president of the regional government, Juanma Moreno, speaking in Andalusian Parliament said that it was a “bad sign” that it had been necessary to transfer patients with Covid from Marbella to two hospitals in Malaga.

At the moment, only five municipalities in Malaga province of Malaga have more than 1,000 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, but as they are towns with fewer than 5,000 residents, their situation is studied individually and there is no curfew in them. They are: Alfarnatejo (1,098.9), Benaoján (2,202.3), Faraján (1,149.4), Montejaque (1,457.2) and Villanueva de la Concepción (1,338.2).