ANDALUCIA has recorded its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic with 95 people dying from the disease in the past 24 hours. 

It brings the total death toll in the region to 3,010. 

Meanwhile, some 2,845 cases were detected over the same period. 

It brings the total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic in Andalucia to 176,929, according to data from the Andalucia Institute of Statistics and Cartography. 

The previous highest daily death toll was seen back on April 8, when 77 people died from the virus over a 24-hour period.

Elsewhere, the number of hospitalisations also continues to climb, with 143 patients being added to medical centres between Monday and Tuesday. 

It puts the total number of coronavirus patients being cared for in Andalucian hospitals at 3,478. 

In intensive care units, three more patients have been added since yesterday, bringing the total to 460. 

The figures are now well past the height of the first wave, when there were 2,709 people admitted in hospitals, 438 of whom were in ICUs. 

While health professionals have been better equipped to fight the second wave, many have said their centres are near collapse. 

A doctor in Sevilla told the Olive Press last week that the Macarena hospital in the capital was constantly seeing its emergency room collapse, with 80 or more COVID-19 patients arriving each day. 

A union for doctors in Sevilla backed up his claims, saying the health network was heading for another collapse if tougher restrictions were not taken, warning that field hospitals needed to be created.

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