A Malaga hospital. / SUR

More than half of the towns and villages in Malaga have been free of Covid-19 in the last two weeks

No coronavirus deaths have been registered in the province in the last 24 hours

SUSANA ZAMORA

The number of coronavirus infections continues to rise in Malaga province but it does so in an uneven way as more than half the municipalities have registered zero cases of Covid-19 in the last 14 days.

Most of these Covid-free localities are concentrated in the health districts of the Axarquía, with 18 municipalities, and the Serranía, with 19. Paradoxically, the latter health district has a soaring incidence rate, which stands at 100. And one of its municipalities, Júzcar, leads the incidence ranking for the entire province with 467.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, putting it in the extreme risk category. By contrast, in the same health district, is Atajate, which is the only place in Malaga province that has not registered any cases of coronavirus during the entire pandemic.

High risk

At the moment, there are three municipalities in Malaga at high risk of Covid-19 (between 150 and 250 positives per 100,000 inhabitants), which are Macharaviaya (with an incidence rate of 194.9), Cañete la Real (183.7) and Arenas (169.9).

As for the rest of the health districts, the incidence rate is 76.6 in Malaga capital; Costa del Sol with 88.4; Guadalhorce with 65.3; Axarquía, which continues to decline and reaches 44.1; and La Vega with 38.1.

The Malaga province has not added any Covid deaths in the last 24 hours, with the toll remaining at 2,003 since March of last year.

Hospital pressure

Regarding infections, the Junta’s Ministry of Health has notified 171 new positives in the area this Friday (19 November), which has forced the cumulative incidence rate to rise by eight, compared to the previous day, to stand at 74.5.

Despite the steady increase in coronavirus infections, it is not yet being reflected in hospital pressure in the province. There are currently 69 people with the disease admitted (five less than the previous day), of which 17 are in an intensive care unit.