Testing for the virus. / ÑITO SALAS

Slight increase in infections on a day without any Covid deaths in Malaga province

The 125 positives registered this Friday is the highest number for a week, while another 661 people are reported to have overcome the disease

ÁNGEL ESCALERA

The Junta de Andalucía considers the fifth wave of the coronavirus has been overcome, after new infections soared from the end of June to the beginning of August. However the virus continues to transmit and infect, although in a much lower proportion. Therefore, you have to keep your guard up and not be complacent.

This Friday, 24 September, there has been a slight increase in coronavirus infections in Malaga province, on a day in which there have been no Covid-19 deaths recorded and 661 people are reported to have overcome the disease.

The 125 confirmed positives is the highest number since a week last Thursday, when there were 130 cases. In Andalucía, as a whole, some 521 infections, 14 deaths and 3,115 recovered patients have been reported.

The cumulative incidence rate in Malaga province stands at 69.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. Andalucía's rate is 61.2. If the seven-day rate is analysed, it is 28.3 per 100,000 in Malaga and 24.8 in Andalucía.

Deaths

The total number of people who have lost their lives to the disease in Malaga province since the beginning of the pandemic amounts to 1,950, of which 58 have died in September, so far. In the Andalusian region, the total number of deaths from Covid is 11,158. These are the official figures, but the real ones could be up to a third higher, since in the first wave there were patients who died at home without being tested to confirm or rule out that they suffered from the coronavirus.

Hospital pressure

The number of Covid patients admitted to Malaga hospitals continues to decline. There are 111 patients with an infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 (10 fewer than yesterday), of which 20 are in an care intensive unit (three fewer than the day before). In Andalucía they total 399 (21 fewer than the previous day); 110 of them are in ab ICU (six fewer than on Thursday).