The cumulative incidence rate of Covid-19 continues to drop in Malaga province, which shows that the fifth wave of the pandemic is under control after a summer in which the transmission of the virus soared, especially among the young.
This Thursday, 16 September, the Junta de Andalucía has notified a rate of 89 coronavirus cases per 100,000 inhabitants in Malaga province in the last 14 days - some 3.4 fewer than the day before. The regional government also reported 130 new positives and 907 who have overcome the disease, on a day in which no deaths from Covid have been registered in province. In the Andalusian region, as a whole, there have been 12 coronavirus deaths.
The rate of infections is progressively decreasing throughout the Andalucía, and the region has a cumulative incidence rate of 83.5 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days. The province with the lowest rate is Cordoba (58.1). At the opposite end of the scale is Almeria (111.5). If the incidence rate of the last seven days is analysed, Malaga has 36.7 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, a figure slightly above the Andalusian average, which is 32.5.
In Malaga hospitals there are 162 patients admitted patients with an infection caused by SARS-CoV-2, of which 34 are in intensive care units. In Andalucía there are 530 hospitalisations and in there are 132 patients with coronavirus in intensive care units.
Regarding deaths, September is performing being better than August. So far this month, 46 patients have lost their lives due to Covid in Malaga province. August ended with 168 deaths, 118 more than the 50 registered in July.
The total number of coronavirus deaths in Andalucía has risen to 11,091 once the 12 of the last 24 hours have been added.
With the 130 new infections today, some 153,029 have been recorded in Malaga province since the beginning of the health crisis. In Andalucía 588 new positives have been confirmed this Thursday, making the total 797,066.
The number of people who have overcome the disease and been medically discharged has risen by 907 in Malaga province and 3,321 in the Andalusian region, making the totals 144,632 and 750,918, respectively.