44 PEOPLE have died from coronavirus in Andalucia in the deadliest 24 hours of the second wave.

According to figures from the Junta, there have been 2,954 cases detected by PCR and antibody tests over the same period.

That figure is the second highest daily count of the second wave since the record was broken yesterday, when 3,442 cases were registered.

Once again, Sevilla and Granada saw the most cases, counting 799 and 786 respectively.

They were followed distantly by Malaga with 306, Jaen 265, Cordoba 255, Cadiz 203, Huelva 178 and Almeria 162.

Of the 44 deaths, Sevilla counted the most with 12, followed by Granada with 11, Malaga six, Jaen and Cordoba five and Almeria four.

Huelva is the only province to not record a coronavirus death in the past 24 hours.

Hospital pressure is also increasing with a further 108 COVID-19 patients being admitted between Wednesday and Thursday, bringing the total to 1,675 – 455 more than a week ago.

Of these, 201 are in intensive care units, three more than yesterday and 35 more than last Thursday.

Andalucia today has announced tougher restrictions on Sevilla, Cordoba and Jaen, including the closure of bars at 10pm and 50% capacity limits.

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