Mass testing for the virus. File photograph. / ÑITO SALAS

Malaga is set to lower its Covid risk level due to the fall in its infection rate

The province begins the week without registering any coronavirus deaths, although it adds 275 new infections

ALBERTO GOMEZ

Malaga is approaching a new drop in the coronavirus risk level according to its latest infection rate for the disease.

The province, this Monday (6 September), has a cumulative incidence rate of 155 cases per one hundred thousand inhabitants in the last fourteen days. If it drops below 150 cases, something that could foreseeably happen tomorrow, the risk from the disease would be considered medium.

Last week it moved from extreme risk (more than 250 cases) to high (between 150 and 250 cases). These changes do not imply an automatic update of the measures applied to contain the pandemic, but the cumulative incidence continues to be one of the main parameters used by Junta de Andalucía to set or ease restrictions.

The province has started the week without any deaths from coronavirus according to the regional government, although it adds 275 new infections. Another 788 people, however, are reported to have overcome the disease after having tested positive in a diagnostic test, regardless of whether they have required hospitalisation or not.

The curve of the fifth wave has shown a clear downward trend for several weeks now.

Half of the province (the health districts of Axarquía, Serranía and La Vega) are also at health alert Level 1, with up to ten people per table on terraces and eight indoors in the hospitality sector. The rest of the health districts (Costa del Sol, Málaga city and Guadalhorce) are still at Level 2, with a maximum of ten people per table outdoors and six indoors.

Meanwhile, over the weekend the Andalusian region added 1,298 new positives, six Covid-19 deaths in 48 hours and the incidence rate for the disease rate continues to drop to 169.1.