A health worker takes a sample during a mass screening of the population. / SUR

Covid incidence rate in Malaga province climbs from 74.5 to 83.2

In five of the six health districts (Axarquía, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Serranía and Valle del Guadalhorce) the cumulative incidence rate for the disease has increased

ÁNGEL ESCALERA

The 201 cases of coronavirus reported in Malaga over the weekend is the highest number recorded amongst the Andalusian provinces. Following behind is Sevilla with 163, Cadiz (105), Almeria (104), Cordoba (64), Huelva (51), Jaén (48) and Granada with 46. In total, 782 positives have been confirmed in the region.

The two deaths in the last two days due to Covid were both in Malaga, where 2,005 people have lost their lives since the beginning of the pandemic, while the coronavirus death toll in Andalucía has risen to 11,389.

The cumulative incidence rate for the disease in Malaga province has risen by 8.7 points, going from 74.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants - in the last 14 days - last Friday to 83.2 this Monday (22 November).

Health districts

In five of the six health districts of the province of Malaga (Axarquía, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Serranía and Valle del Guadalhorce) the cumulative incidence rate has increased and only decreased in La Vega. The district with the highest rate is the Serranía (109.1 cases per 100,000), followed by those of Costa del Sol (99.5), Malaga (86.3), Valle del Guadalhorce (75.5), Axarquía (44.7) and La Vega (35.4).

There are 68 patients admitted with coronavirus in Malaga hospitals, of which 16 are being treated in intensive care units. The number hospitalised by Covid in Andalucía amounts to 208; with 41 of them in an intensive care unit.