The Territorial Committee for High Impact Public Health Alerts of Malaga has met this Wednesday, September 1, to analyze the epidemiological data on the incidence of COVID-19 in the province of Malaga and has decided that the health districts of Axarquía, La Vega and Serranía pass to level 1 of health alert, while the remaining three –Málaga, Costa del Sol and Guadalhorce– will continue for another week at level 2.

Thus, the drop to level 1 for Axarquía, La Vega and Serranía, which mainly affects capacity, is applicable from 00:00 on Thursday, September 2.

It should also be remembered that since the early hours of Thursday the hours of the hotel and restaurant establishments have been extended, which will be able to provide service until 01.00 a.m. and be open until 02.00, as long as the municipal ordinances of each city council allow it, while that for nightlife establishments the opening hours are extended until 03:30, although the service must stop at 03:00 in the morning.

In the areas on level 1, for hotels and restaurants, indoor bar consumption is allowed, maintaining interpersonal distance. In levels 1 and 2, the tables can be of up to eight people indoors and ten outdoors.

In relation to nightlife and function rooms, consumption is allowed in indoor and outdoor bars at alert level 1. In alert level 2, consumption is only allowed in outside bars, always maintaining the distance between people. The maximum capacity for indoor celebrations will be 250 people on alert level 1 and 200 people on level 2.

On the other hand, in relation to congresses, the capacity is expanded indoors to 1,000 people on level 1 and 800 people on level 2. Outdoors, the capacity is expanded to 1,500 people on levels 1 and 2.

Regarding wakes and funerals, at alert level 1 the capacity for wakes is expanded to 40 people outdoors and 30 indoors. Up to 70 people may gather at funerals and entourage for the burial.

At alert level 2, the capacity is expanded to 30 people outdoors and 20 indoors. At funerals and entourages for burial the capacity will be 50 people.

Finally, for bullfighting shows the maximum capacity allowed in the bullrings is increased: 75 percent at alert level 1; 60 percent at level 2; and 40 percent at level 3.

This week, like the previous one, no restriction of night mobility has been requested in any municipality of the province, since this Wednesday there are no municipalities in which the rate exceeds 1,000 cases.

The province of Malaga has reduced the cumulative incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days by more than 100 points, going from 308.0 seven days ago to the current 202.8.

In the case of the Serranía district, the rate has decreased compared to the previous week and has gone from 183.6 to the current 138.2. In this district is the municipality with the highest rate in the province, Montejaque with 632.2 but it is down almost 600 points compared to the previous week, when its rate was 1,159.1. Ronda, the municipality with the largest population in this district, places the rate at 133.4.

In the district are the municipalities of Alpandeire, Atajate, Benadalid, Benarrabá, Cartajima, Faraján, Gaucín, Genalguacil, Igualeja, Jimera de Líbar, Jubrique, Júzcar, Montecorto, Parauta and Pujerra, which have not registered infections in the last 14 days, so it has a rate of zero.

In the La Vega district, the rate has fallen and has gone from 265 cases in seven days to 102.6 this Wednesday. The town of Valle de Abadalajís, with a rate of 399.7, is the one with the highest incidence rate compared to Cañete la Real, Fuente de Piedra, Villanueva de la Concepción, Villanueva de Tapia, and Villanueva del Rosario, which have not registered infections in two weeks and have a zero rate.

Finally, the incidence in the Axarquía health district has dropped from a rate of 199.2 last Wednesday to 150.5 today. In the district, Iznate is the one with the highest rate, standing at 551.3, compared to Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo, Árchez, Canillas de Aceituno, Canilla de Albaida, and Salares that have not been contagious in two weeks.

For its part, the Malaga health district has lowered the rate per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, from 345.2 a week ago to 217.7 today. The capital has also fallen this Wednesday compared to the previous week and places the rate at 224.6 (seven days ago it was 355.6).

In this health district there are also the municipalities of Almogía, which has a rate of 158.2; Macharaviaya, 0; Moclinejo, 0; Rincón de la Victoria, 151.7; and Totalán, 0.

For its part, the Costa del Sol district places the rate per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days at 225.0 compared to 309.2 seven days ago.

Thus, Benahavís has a rate of 64.5; Benalmádena, 254.5; Casares, 116.2; Estepona, 303.3; Fuengirola, 147.3; Istán, 200.8; Manilva, 371.1; Marbella, 258.1; Mijas, 158.1; Ojen, 131.0; and Torremolinos, 221.2.

With a rate of 199.0 cases per 100,000 inhabitants is the Valle del Guadalhorce health district, which recorded a rate of 310.9 last week. Here, the municipality of Pizarra is the one with the highest rate (296.5) and only Carratraca has not registered infections in the last 14 days.

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