ANDALUCIA has registered its third deadliest day of the pandemic Thursday with 68 people losing their lives to coronavirus in the past 24 hours. 

That figure has only been exceeded twice, with the 95 deaths registered on Tuesday and back in April 8 when 77 people died from the disease in a 24-hour period. 

Granada province saw the most deaths over the past 24 hours, recording 27, followed by Cadiz with 12, Sevilla wth 11, Cordoba with seven, Jaen with four, Malaga with three and both Almeria and Malaga with two. 

In terms of new cases, some 4,373 have been detected this Thursday, an increase of 1,357 on yesterday’s figure and 967 more than the same day last week.

Sevilla province counts the most, clocking 1,320, almost double that of Wednesday, followed by Granada with 920, Cadiz 487, Cordoba 478, Malaga 440, Jaen 415, Huelva 374 and Almeria 303. 

In the hospitals of the region, the number of patients in intensive care has exceeded 500 for the first time, reaching 506 (17 more in the past 24 hours). 

The number of patients in conventional beds sits at 3,429, a drop of 48 from yesterday. 

It is the second day of decline in a row after exceeding the first wave’s record of 2,708 some 10 days ago. 

However it is still some 231 patients more than a week ago.

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