THE number of minors who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Andalucia has risen by 211% in just one month.
According to the Junta, in the last month the number of children between the ages of zero and 14 who have tested positive for cornonavirus in Andalucia has increased from 2,216 to 6,909.
The spike in numbers has coincided with the start of the school term.
The increase by 211.78% is more than double the increase recorded during the same period among adults between the ages of 45 and 64.
The province of Sevilla, with 1,466 positive cases, is the area with more infected minors, up from 334 registered cases at the start of September.
Malaga has 1,327 positive cases between the ages of zero and 14, compared to 499 children infected at the start of the school year.
According to data from the Junta, of the 6,909 children under 14 years of age who have been confirmed with the disease, 3,456 are male and 3,453 female.
The most affected age group are 10 to 14 year-olds, with 2,664 cases. There are 2,028 positive cases in children aged zero to four and 2,217 among those aged five to nine.
Additionally, since the beginning of the school year, the health authorities have totally or partially suspended educational activity in 966 centres or classrooms in public, private or subsidised centres in the region.