Covid numbers in Andalucia on Friday, March 18

Covid numbers in Andalucia on Thursday, March 24. Image: Pixabay

Covid numbers in Andalucia on Friday, March 18, released by the Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health released the Covid numbers in Andalucia today, Friday, March 18, collected from the provinces. Data show a total of 2,503 positives for Covid-19 recorded in the last 24 hours, 250 less than on Thursday 17. Another seven deaths have been added, the lowest figure since last March 1, when there were five deaths registered from Covid.

According to data consulted by Europa Press at the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalucia (IECA), the average accumulated incidence rate in the community stands at 281.7 per 100,000 inhabitants. This is a drop of 4.2 points compared to yesterday, after three days of consecutive rise.

Malaga province has the highest incidence rate, with 375.3; followed by Huelva with 369.9; Cordoba with 330.5; Cadiz with 323; Almeria with 309.2; Jaen with 260.5; Granada with 202.4, and Seville with 165.2.

Friday’s 2,503 infections occur after the 2,753 on Thursday 17, 2,360 on Wednesday 16, 2,266 on Tuesday 15, 3,087 on Monday (72 hours) and 2,736 last Friday 11.

By province, Malaga continues to be the one with the most positives with 655, followed by Cadiz with 420, Seville with 344, Cordoba 297, Almeria 222, Huelva 217, Granada 195, and Jaen with 153.

Regarding the seven deceased, three are reported in the province of Sevilla, and one in Almeria, Granada, Jaen, and Malaga, respectively.

Malaga has the most Covid patients hospitalised, with 157, and two in the ICU, followed by Sevilla with 120 and 19 in the ICU, Granada with 70 and six in the ICU, Cadiz with 71 and four in the ICU, Jaen with 57 and eight in the ICU, Cordoba with 53 and eleven in the ICU, Almeria with 24 and four in the ICU, and Huelva with 28 and two in the ICU.

Since the start of the pandemic, the Ministry of Health has registered 1,379,916 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Andalucia, and 13,190 deaths. The accumulated number of hospitalised patients stands at 69,964, while in the ICU, the total stands at 6,947, with a total of 1,330,938 recovering from the virus, as reported by granadadigital.es.

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