By Ron Howells •
Published: 23 Oct 2021 • 15:11
The region of Andalucia in Spain has reported a slight increase in the incidence rate.
According to data published today, Saturday, October 23, by the Ministry of Health and Families, the Andalucian community has registered 282 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections over the last 24 hours.
The figure is even more than those recorded on Friday, while during the same period, seven people have died due to Covid-19 (four more than those recorded yesterday), raising the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic to 11,326.
However, the cumulative incidence rate during the last 14 days has remained stagnant and only experienced a slight increase of 0.57 points, standing at 31.67 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Unfortunately, the Ministry of Health does not provide data on the AI rate by province. Neither does the Andalucian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), which does not update its website during the weekend
The province of Malaga has once again reported the highest number of new infections (85), followed by Seville (46), Almería (36), Cádiz (32), Córdoba (26), Jaén (23), Huelva ( 18) and Granada (16).
The deaths were from the provinces of Cádiz, Granada and Jaén (one in each) and Malaga and Seville (two in each).
Regarding the pressure in the community health centres, there are currently 173 patients with Covid-19 admitted to Andalucian hospitals (eight less than the previous day), of which 43 are receiving treatment in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) – three less than yesterday.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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