THE number of deaths in Malaga due to coronavirus has tolled almost 500 since March.

The almost 40 more hospitalisations from Tuesday to Wednesday are the highest number of admissions for the second wave in a single day tallying a total of 300 hospital admissions, 43 of which are in intensive care (ICU).

The recent figures reflect those recorded at the end of April.

Despite the daily increase in cases in Malaga, it is still the province with the lowest rate of cases in Andalucia in relation to its population.

With 259.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants diagnosed by PCR, the province is at the bottom of the ranking of the autonomous community in terms of incidence.

Malaga’s current infection rate is half that of the average in Andalucia, at 550.1 infected per 100,000 inhabitants.

The province with the worst rate in relation to its population is Granada with 1,197.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. It is followed by Jaen with 862.9, Cordoba with 640.3, Sevilla with 597.8, Huelva with 461.9, Almeria with 353.8, Cadiz with 319.3 and then Malaga, with 259.8.

On the other side of the spectrum, Malaga has 15,404 cured patients discharged from hospitals, the highest figure in the autonomous community.

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