ANDALUCIA has detected 1,617 COVID-19 cases by PCR in the past 24 hours.

It is this highest daily rise in cases since the end of lockdown, according to figures released by the Junta.

It comes after Thursday clocked 1,389 cases and last Friday saw 1,242.

Malaga continues to lead the provinces with 395 cases detected in the past 24 hours.

It is followed by Cordoba with 339, Sevilla (289), Cadiz (163), Granada (146), Almeria (135) and Jaen (118).

Huelva is the only province to count less than 100 cases on Friday, with just 32.

There have been six deaths due to coronavirus in Andalucia in the past 24 hours.

Over the past seven days the southernmost region has detected 5,403 cases of coronavirus by PCR, with 412 hospitalisations (28 of them sent to ICU) and 63 deaths.

Andalucia, due to being the most populous autonomous community, has the fourth lowest incidence of coronavirus (134.80 per 100,000 inhabitants).

Madrid remains at the top of the chart with an incidence rate of 659.41 per 100,000.

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