ANDALUCIA has registered 1,971 cases of COVID-19 by PCR and rapid tests on Thursday.

According to the Junta, there have been 11 deaths in the past 24 hours, up from the six seen on Wednesday.

Sevilla is once again ahead of the other provinces, clocking 653 cases in the past 24 hours.

It is now officially the most infected province, with a total of 18,397 cases, just beating Malaga’s tally of 18,376.

Granada recorded 360 cases in the past 24 hours, followed by Jaen with 321, Malaga 193, Cadiz 158, Cordoba 156, Almeria 84 and Huelva 46.

Of the 11 deaths registered today, seven come from Sevilla, two from Malaga and one from both Cadiz and Jaen.

Meanwhile pressure on hospitals has increased with 10 more patients added in the past 24 hours.

It means a total of 1,220 people are suffering with the virus in Andalucian hospitals, an increase of 192 over the past week.

Of these, 166 are in intensive care, five more than yesterday and 27 more than a week ago.

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