The transmission rate of the coronavirus continues to increase at the start of the pandemic's sixth wave in Spain and in four of the six health districts of Malaga province the Covid-19 cumulative incidence rate is already higher than 100 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.
Specifically, the health district rates are: Axarquía (159.3) Costa del Sol (176.5), Malaga (171.7) and Valle del Guadalhorce (138.8), while one (Serranía) has reached 243.6 Covid positives per 100,000 inhabitants. Only the health district of La Vega is below 100, with 68.1.
The rate for Malaga province, as a whole, is 164.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days (some 6.8 more than on Wednesday). Only the province of Huelva in the Andalusian region has a higher incidence rate than Malaga (190.4). The lowest rate is in Granada (85.3) and it the only one of the eight Andalusian provinces whose incidence rate is below 100. The average in Andalucía is 136.2.
This Thursday, 9 December, the Junta’s Ministry of Health has confirmed 168 new coronavirus positives in Malaga, some 51 people recovered from the disease and no Covid-19 deaths in the province. In the Andalusian region there have been 434 new cases, one death and 162 people recovered.
The numbers of infections are significantly lower than those the day before when 392 infections were reported in Malaga province and 1,374 in Andalucía. This decrease is probably due to the fact that Wednesday was a public holiday and fewer diagnostic tests for active infections were performed.
Currently, in Malaga hospitals there are 110 patients with coronavirus admitted (two less than the previous day), of which 27 are in intensive care units (one more than on Wednesday). Those hospitalised for an infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 in Andalucía rose to 395 (no change compared to the day before); of those, 86 are in ICUs (four more than the day before).