Covid-19: Andalucía lowers its infection rate but registers 30 deaths

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  • The cumulative incidence rate of the region falls after five days of gains and stands at 259.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days

The Andalusian region has added 1,418 new coronavirus cases this Tuesday, 20 April, some 618 fewer than the day before, according to data from the Junta's Ministry of Health.

Andalucía has also recorded 30 Covid-19 deaths, a figure above the eleven of Monday and the highest number since Wednesday, 7 April, when there were 38 deaths.

The cumulative incidence rate of the region has dropped after five successive days of rises and stands at 259.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, 4.5 points down on the rate on Monday.

The 1,418 new infections on Tuesday follow 2,036 on Monday, 2,182 on Saturday, 2,477 on Friday, 1,899 on Thursday, 2,368 on Wednesday and 3,192 on Monday last. The Junta does not report the data on Sundays and last Tuesday it did not report the data for “technical reasons”.

Seville is again the province that adds most cases with 378, followed by Granada with 244, Malaga with 219, Cadiz with 161, Almeria with 128, Cordoba with 125, Jaén with 116 and Huelva with 47.

The number of coronavirus patients in Andalusian hospitals has risen to 1,593, some 61 more than the day before and 120 more than last Tuesday, while those admitted to an intensive care unit increased to 313, five more in one day and 16 more than a week ago.

The 30 deaths on Tuesday follow the eleven of Monday, six on Saturday, 19 on Friday, 14 on Thursday, 19 on Wednesday and three last Monday. By province, Granada is once again the one with the most deaths with eight, followed by Almeria with seven, Seville with five, Jaén with three, Cadiz, Cordoba and Huelva, with two each, and Malaga with one.