ANDALUCIA has broken a second-wave record for the second time this week after registering 1,907 coronavirus cases on Wednesday.

The figure is 119 more than yesterday, which had also been the highest daily increase since the end of the nationwide lockdown, according to the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalucia (IECA).

Sevilla once again leads the daily increase in infections confirmed by PCR with 551, followed by Granada with 465, Cordoba with 238 and Malaga with 214.

Jaen recorded 188 cases in the past 24 hours, Cadiz 161, Almeria 46 and Huelva 44.

The number of deaths, meanwhile, dropped dramatically to six on Wednesday, down from the 30 recorded yesterday.

Of these, three occurred in Cordoba, two in Granada and one in both Malaga and Huelva.

More importantly there is less slightly less pressure on hospitals with a total of 1,058 coronavirus patients admitted, down by 17 in the past 24 hours and 26 fewer than a week ago.

Of these, 144 are in intensive care, five fewer than yesterday and seven fewer than last Wednesday.

Over the past week there have been 7,322 coronavirus cases detected by PCR with 401 hospitalisations (23 to ICUs) and 79 deaths in Andalucia.

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