Mass testing for the virus. / ÑITO SALAS

Malaga registers its lowest daily number of Covid infections since May and drops its risk level

The province's cumulative incidence rate has fallen below 150 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants in the last 14 days

ALBERTO GOMEZ

The Junta de Andalucía's Ministry of Health has reported 68 new coronavirus infections in Malaga province this Tuesday (7 September), the lowest daily figure since 9 May, when 18 cases were registered.

The province has also lowered its level of coronavirus risk as the cumulative incidence rate has fallen to 140 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants in the last fourteen days.

Malaga has moved from Covid-19 high risk to medium risk, after the shift from extreme risk to high risk last week, according to the levels set by the national Ministry of Health and the regions. This decrease does not imply an automatic change of coronavirus control measures, but the cumulative incidence rate continues to be one of the main parameters used by authorities to tighten or ease restrictions.

But it is not all good news, as the Junta has also reported six coronavirus deaths that brings the total number of deaths from the pandemic in the province to 1,920.

Hospital pressure is far from the peak of a thousand patients that was reached in February, after the outbreak of infections caused by the Christmas holidays. In the province there are 210 people hospitalised with coronavirus, of which 47 are in an intensive care unit. In just one month, this number has been reduced by more than half.

The vaccination campaign is now focused on the 200,000 people in Malaga province, over the age of 12, who have not yet received any vaccination against the disease. To assist, more than a dozen sites have been set up across the province, that do not require a prior appointment.

A further 782 people who have overcome the disease have also been reported this Tuesday, that is people who have tested negative for the virus after having tested positive in a diagnostic test, regardless of whether they have required hospitalisation or not.

In the region, as a whole, Andalucía has added 307 positive infections in the last 24 hours, the lowest figure since March, and has also recorded 22 coronavirus deaths in the last day.