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Andalusia registers worst day for virus deaths

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Andalusia yesterday registered the highest number of deaths due to coronavirus over a 24-hour period, with 60 people dying with the virus.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in Andalusia up to 308.

Figures show that the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases increased by 574 during the same period of time, which is the biggest increase the region has seen since the pandemic first started.

Despite this increase, the growth rate for infections is at 9.87%, which is a much more stable figure in comparison to the national average across Spain.

According to latest figures from the Andalusian Government and the Spanish Ministry of Health, there are 6,392 cases of Covid-19 in the region, which is 6.26% of the total number of 102,136 confirmed cases already in Spain.

Within Andalusia, Cadiz, Huelva and Almeria have the lowest number of cases in the region.

The Cadiz province has 645 confirmed cases, meanwhile Malaga has the highest number of cases, with 1,464 people confirmed to have contracted the virus.

In comparison, Huelva has 195 people who tested positive for coronavirus.

In Cadiz, a total of 17 people died from the virus, but over the past 24 hours, 17 people have made a full recovery.