ANDALUCIA has registered 17 deaths from coronavirus on Friday, five more than Thursday.

It is the deadliest day for a week and the second-deadliest of the post-lockdown era, being surpassed only on September 17, when there were 25 deaths in a 24-hour period.

Malaga accounts for four of the deaths in the past 24 hours, followed by Sevilla and Cordoba counting three each and Cadiz, Granada and Jaen counting two. Almeria saw one death over the same period.

Meanwhile, there have been 1,403 cases detected by PCR between Thursday and Friday.

While it is a climb down from the post-lockdown record of 1,551 seen on Wednesday, it remains above the 1,400 mark.

Sevilla topped the charts in the past 24 hours, clocking 438 new cases, Followed by Malaga with 274, Granada 190, Cadiz 144 and Cordoba 130.

Only Jaen, Almeria and Huelva registered less than 100 cases each, recording 99, 84 and 44 respectively.

In the past seven days there have been 6,299 cases detected across Andalucia by PCR and 431 hospitalisations (19 admitted to intensive care), and 49 deaths.

Nursing homes are proving to be a growing problem for the region, contributing to 13 deaths in the past 24 hours.

Six of those deaths have come from the Fardes centre in Granada, which has 32 coronavirus cases, three from the La Milagrosa home in Sevilla, which has 64 cases (53 residents and 11 workers), three from the Sierra de las Nieves residence in Malaga, with 86 cases and one in the Puerto Luz Resort home in El Puerto de Santa Maria, where there are 133 cases.

There have also been new cases added to three other outbreaks affecting over 200 residents and workers in Sevilla and Almeria.

There are currently 1,017 coronavirus patients in hospitals with COVID-19 in Andalucia, of which 134 are in ICUs.

Sevilla has the highest number of patients with 310, followed by Malaga with 203 and Cadiz with 133.

A total of 700 people have overcome the virus in Andalucia in the past 24 hours.

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