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Andalucía registers 1,768 new Covid positives, nine deaths and the incidence rate drops to 457.63

Testing for the virus. File photograph.
Testing for the virus. File photograph. / SUR
  • Healthcare pressure has slightly eased in the region, with 1,329 coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals, of which 247 are in an intensive care unit

The Andalusian region has registered this Monday, August 16 and Sunday, 15 August, a total of 1,768 new cases of coronavirus, less than half the 4,148 reported on the same day last week, according to data from the Junta de Andalucía's Ministry of Health.

The regional government has also reported nine deaths in its latest pandemic update.

The Covid-19 cumulative incidence rate in the region has dropped for the twelfth time after 33 days of consecutive increases and stands at 457.63 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, down 36.97 in 24 hours and 82.9 points fewer in a week.

The 1,768 positives this Monday and Sunday are notably lower than the 3,286 positives on Saturday, the 3,687 on Friday, 3,669 on Thursday, 3,059 on Wednesday, 3,418 on Tuesday, and 4,184 last Monday and Sunday.

By provinces, Seville continues as the one with the most positives with 584, followed by Malaga with 301, Cadiz with 205, Huelva with 202, Jaén with 171, Almeria with 125, Cordoba with 118 and Granada with 62.

Regarding the nine deceased, Malaga and Cadiz province have registered four deaths each, and one in Jaén. The other five Andalusian provinces have not registered any deaths.

Hospital pressure

Regarding the healthcare pressure, Andalucía has, this Monday, registered a drop in the number of Covid patients in hospital to a total of 1,329, some 87 fewer than in one day and 19 fewer than seven days ago, while the number in an intensive care unit, has increased by four to 247, after falling for four days in a row.