The coronavirus vaccines have achieved a notable reduction in deaths from Covid, but the virus continues to claim lives.
This Thursday (17 June), the Junta has notified three deaths in Malaga province and nine in the Andalucía region in the last 24 hours.
There has been a slight rise in the number of infections both in Malaga, where 285 cases have been declared (22 more than Wednesday), and in the Andalusian region, in which 1,418 have been registered (222 more than the day before).
In Malaga some 269 people have overcome the disease in the last day and the figure for the region is 1,428.
Faced with this situation, experts in public health and epidemiology have reiterated their call for caution and emphasise that SARS-CoV-2 continues to be transmitted easily and, although vaccination has reduced deaths and hospital admissions, the cumulative incidence rate is high both in the latest 14 and seven days indicators.
In the province of Malaga, the rate is 156.2 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days (six tenths down on Wednesday) and 70.5 per 100,000 in the last seven days (1.5 points more than the day before). The Andalusian average rate, for the last two weeks is 177.6 (2.5 points fewer than Wednesday) and 77.4 in the last seven days (a reduction of 1.9 points).
By Malaga health districts, the one with the highest incidence is the Costa del Sol, with 187.1 infections per 100,000 people in the last 14 days, followed by the Guadalhorce Valley (173.4), La Vega (167. 9), Málaga (140.5), Serranía (107.3) and Axarquía (101.1). In Malaga city, the rate is 149.
So far this month, Covid has claimed the lives of 19 people in Malaga, a number that has reached 1,664 since the first death was recorded on March 13 of last year. Deaths from coronavirus in Andalucía total 10,148.
On the other hand, there are 103 patients with coronavirus in Malaga hospitals (five less than the previous day), of which 10 are in an intensive care unit (one less than Wednesday). In Andalucía there are 674 people in hospital with the disease (a decrease of 44 in the last day) with 145 patients in an intensive care unit (11 less than on Wednesday).
A further 269 people have overcome the disease in Malaga province (making a total since the start of the pandemic of 99,619) and 1,428 in the Andalucía region (total 575,469).