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New rise in Covid-19 infections in Malaga on a day without deaths

The Junta de Andalucía’s Ministry of Health has confirmed a coronavirus incidence rate in the province of 89.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

ÁNGEL ESCALERA

The coronavirus pandemic continues its upward trend with new infections in Malaga province. The number of new Covid cases has risen again this Wednesday, 24 November, on day when no deaths from the virus have been reported and 84 people have overcome the disease.

The figure of 148 confirmed positive infections is 44 more than the 104 on Tuesday. Meanwhile, across the whole of the Andalucía region some 783 infections have been reported (358 more than the day before), along with one death and 329 people recovered.

In Malaga the coronavirus cumulative incidence rate has risen 2.7 and stands at 89.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, in the last 14 days, in the province. Andalucía’s rate has also experienced an increase, going from 73.3 to 76.8 cases per 100,000 in the last 24 hours.

The Andalusian province with the highest rate is Cordoba (117.1), followed by Huelva (106.2). In contrast, Granada is the one with the lowest incidence rate with 41.1.

Health districts

In four of the six Malaga health districts the rate has increased (Axarquía, Costa del Sol, Malaga and Serranía) and the remaining two (La Vega and Valle del Guadalhorce) have registered a slight decrease. The health district of the province with the highest incidence is the Serranía, with 120 cases of Covid per 100,000 inhabitants followed by those of the Costa del Sol (104.7), Malaga (91.9), Valle del Guadalhorce (80.6), Axarquía (53.5) and La Vega (41.8).

In Malaga hospitals, the number of Covid patients admitted is progressively increasing. This Wednesday there are 84, some eight more than the day before, of which 19 patients are in intensive care units (one more than the day before). In Andalucía there are 266 coronavirus patients in hospital, 50 of them in an intensive care unit.