ANDALUCIA has registered 1,242 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours in an all-time record.

Malaga recorded far more than its provincial neighbours, with 478 new cases announced on Friday.

It was distantly followed by Sevilla, which registered 199, then Granada (143), Cadiz (136), Almeria (97), Jaen (92), Cordoba (71) and Huelva (26).

A total of 67 people have overcome the virus in the region between Thursday and Friday.

Incidence Rates

Despite the sharp rise, the southernmost region continues to have one of the lowest incidences of the virus.

With a rate of 128.25 per 100,000 inhabitants, it has the third-lowest incidence after only Asturias and Galicia.

In comparison, Madrid, the hardest hit region, has an incidence rate of 535.45 per 100,000 inhabitants.

In the past seven days there have been 5,032 cases detected in Andalucia by PCR, 353 hospitalisations and 19 cases admitted into intensive care.

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