Andalucía returns to February levels as the Covid incidence rate climbs to 418

Testing for the virus.
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  • The region has added more than 3,000 new coronavirus infections in a 24-hour period, for the fifth day in a row

The Andalusian region has registered a total of 3,687 positive cases of coronavirus this Tuesday, 20 July, the fifth day in a row when more than 3,000 infections have been reported, according to data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA).

The official Junta organisation has also reported nine deaths, the highest figure since the 21 on 30 June.

The cumulative incidence rate of the region has increased for the nineteenth consecutive day and stands at 418.5 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, some 20 more points in 24 hours and 120.4 more points in a week. Andalucía has not had such a high infection rate since 17 February, five months ago, when it was at 411.2.

The 3,687 new positives this Tuesday are registered after the 4,103 on Monday and Sunday, 3,999 on Saturday (the highest figure in 24 hours since 6 February 6), 3,610 on Friday, 3,561 on Thursday, 2,901 on Wednesday and 2,906 last Tuesday.

By provinces, Malaga is again the one with the most cases with 1,137, followed by Cadiz with 714, Seville with 565, Cordoba with 477, Almeria with 316, Granada with 204, Huelva with 144 and Jaén with 130.

The nine Covid deaths in the last 24 hours were registered in Seville (three), Malaga, Cordoba (two each), Cadiz and Granada (one each).