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Malaga province leaves the coronavirus 'extreme risk' zone

A Malaga hospital.
A Malaga hospital. / SUR
  • The incidence rate has dropped to 246, but another 13 Covid deaths have been registered in the last 24 hours

The fifth wave of the coronavirus in Malaga is one step closer to being history, despite the fact that some of the data this Friday, 27 August is not all good news.

The incidence rate in the province has fallen to 246 cases per 100,000 inhabitants – some 30 less than on Thursday, which means it drops from the 'extreme risk' to 'high risk' zone, something that has not happened for almost two months.

In Malaga city the incidence rate has dopped 41 in just 24 hours to stand at 281 points. It should be rememberd that in the first week of August the rate exceeded 1,000. The vaccination campaign is being credited for the dramatic reduction and helping to overcome the fifth wave.

On a negative note, Malaga has added 13 coronavirus deaths this Friday.

Just under 350 patients are now reported to be admitted to the province’s hospitals, whereas it reached 500 at the peak of the fifth wave.