There was encouraging news as Spain entered its tenth week of lockdown: the number of new infections and coronavirus-related deaths hit a record low since the beginning of the state of alarm.
On Monday, for the second day in a row, the number of deaths was below 100. In fact 59 fatalities were recorded between 00:00 and 23:59 on Sunday - the new time slot established by the Ministry of Health for its pandemic statistics.
This is the lowest figure since Friday 3 March and also well below the 87 deaths announced on Saturday which was also a two-month record low
New cases, according to the figures announced on Monday, were also down, with the number of new infections standing at 285 compared to 421 on Saturday.
With regards to Malaga province, no new coronavirus-related deaths were announced on Monday. There were only two new cases of Covid-19 diagnosed by PCR test (two less than yesterday), bringing the total to 2,760. Five other cases were diagnosed by quick testing, bringing the total on this measure to 1,362.
It is also important to note that in the last 24 hours no new coronavirus patients were admitted to intensive care units in Malaga hospitals. In its latest update, the regional Health ministry said there were 57 people still in hospital with the virus of whom eight are in ICUs.
Meanwhile, 25 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Andalucía, of which eight have been diagnosed by PCR. Thus, the total number of people affected has risen to 16,457 in a day in which there have been no deaths in the region from Covid-19.