One of the Junta's mobile coronavirus testing units. File photograph. / FRANCIS SILVA

Malaga province's Covid incidence rate rises slightly to 43

The provincial health district with the highest rate is the Guadalhorce Valley (62.1 infections per 100,000 in the last 14 days), followed by the Costa del Sol (53), Axarquía (45.8), Malaga (34.1), La Vega (24.5) and Serranía (18.2)

ÁNGEL ESCALERA

The 87 new cases of Covid-19 in Malaga province, notified by the Junta’s Ministry of Health this Thursday (28 October) is the highest number recorded in an Andalusian region province, where there have been a total 270 infections reported.

After Malaga, the province with the most positives was Seville (36), followed by Cordoba (31), Huelva (29), Granada (28), Cadiz (25), Almería (20) and Jaén (14).

In Malaga province, for the second day in a row, there have been no deaths from coronavirus and 44 people recovered from the disease have been reported. Two deaths and 208 patients recovered have been reported across the entire Andalusian region.

The 87 infections in Malaga (29 more than those reported the day before) have brought with them a slight increase in the provincial cumulative incidence rate which stands at 43 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days (1.2 more than Wednesday). The Andalusian incidence rate has also risen some four tenths to 33.6.

Health districts

The infection rate has increased slightly in four of the six health districts of the Malaga province: the Axarquía, Costa del Sol, Serranía and Guadalhorce.

There has been no change compared to the day before in the Malaga district and the incidence rate has decreased in that of La Vega. The district with the highest rate is the Guadalhorce Valley (62.1 infections per 100,000 in the last 14 days), followed by Costa del Sol (53), Axarquía (45.8), Malaga (34.1), La Vega (24.5) and Serranía (18.2).

Since the beginning of the health crisis, in the province of Malaga there have been 1,989 deaths caused by SARS-CoV-2 (with some 29 so far this month).