2 Mar, 2021 @ 11:02
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February was Andalucia’s deadliest month since start of coronavirus pandemic


END of month data reveals that February recorded the highest number of Covid-19 deaths in Andalucia since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

The IECA data records that 2,036 people were registered to have died from Covid-19 last month in Spain’s Andalucia, surpassing by 549 the previous high of 1,487 recorded in November when the region was gripped by the second wave.

The region has now passed the peak of the third wave with the highest mortality on a single day recorded on February 12 when 127 people died.

Infections and deaths are now on a downward trend week by week with the death toll recorded at 346 in the final week compared to 465 in the third week of February, and 688 in the second.

As a whole Spain suffered its second-worst month for coronavirus deaths in February with 10,528 fatalities, the worst figure since April last year when the first wave reached its peak when 950 people were recorded dead in a single day.

According to the latest government figures, the overall toll now stands at 69,609, health ministry data showed.

The infection rate has plummeted across Spain from around 900 cases per 100,000 people over a 14 day period in late July to a country average that now stands at 175.

Andalucia’s infection rate is bang on line with Spain’s national average at 175.56 cases per 100,000 in an accumulated incidence rate recorded over 14 days.  Madrid remains the highest on mainland Spain with a rate of 284.58 cases per 100,000.

Fiona Govan

Fiona Govan joined The Olive Press in March 2021. She moved to Spain in 2006 to be The Daily Telegraph’s Madrid correspondent and then worked for six years as Editor of The Local Spain. She lives in Madrid’s Malasaña district with her dog Rufus.

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