ANDALUCIA has detected 2,928 COVID-19 cases by PCR and rapid tests on Friday.

It is the highest daily count seen in the second wave of the virus, according to the Andalucia Institute of Statistics and Cartography.

The previous biggest day was on Wednesday this week, when 2,302 cases were detected.

Meanwhile, there have been 29 deaths in Andalucia related to coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the third deadliest day of the post-lockdown period.

Sevilla has yet again recorded more than any other province, counting 788 cases on Friday.

Granada is in a close second, counting 735 cases over the same period, while Jaen detected 458, Cordoba 312, Malaga 263, Cadiz 170, Almeria 112 and Huelva with 90.

Of the 29 deaths registered on Friday, nine correspond to Sevilla, five to both Cordoba and Granada, four to Cadiz, three to Huelva, two to Malaga and one to Jaen.

Almeria is the only province in the region to have not recorded a coronavirus death in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, across the region, some 160 people have been admitted to hospital with the virus in the past 24 hours.

Some 14 of these were taken to intensive care units.

However a total of 764 people have overcome the virus in Andalucia between Thursday and Friday.

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