Andalucia close to low risk after further decline in incidence rate

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Andalucia comes closer to a low-risk level after a further decline in the incidence rate.

The region of Andalucia in Spain is already close to being considered low risk as the incidence rate of the coronavirus in the region, set at less than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, registered a 3.8 point drop today, Wednesday, September 22, now staying level at a rate of 65.2 cases.

According to data provided by the Andalucian Institute of Statistics and Cartography, the region has accumulated 468 infections and registered fifteen deaths in the last 24 hours.

In reference to the positive cases by province, Malaga added 117 cases, followed by 105 in Sevilla, 73 in Almería, 53 in Cádiz, 38 in Granada, 34 in Huelva, 29 in Córdoba and 19 in Jaén.

With regard to the 15 deaths, six were recorded in Sevilla, five in Malaga and one each in Almería, Córdoba, Granada and Jaén. Cádiz and Huelva are the provinces that have not registered any deaths today.

The number of hospitalised patients fell in the region today to 447, after registering a decrease of 29 on Tuesday. Meanwhile, those admitted to the ICU have been reduced by thirteen, there are now 118 patients receiving specialist care, according to data from the Ministry of Health.

Occupancy of hospital beds continues to decline on a daily basis and now stands at 2.70 per cent of the total available.

The Junta de Andalucía now considers that the fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic has gone, comparing those admitted to hospital this Wednesday with February 2, when there were 4,980 hospitalised patients, while in the first week of the same month there was a peak in ICU admissions of 728 people.


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