37 new infections and 2 deaths in Xàbia; the downward trend continues

The Comunidad Valenciana records 2,046 new cases of coronavirus, taking the total to 348,192.

Tuesday 9th February 2021 | MIKE SMITH

This is the latest information on the status of the health situation in Xàbia, the Marina Alta, the Comunidad Valenciana and across Spain.

For more information, please refer to the links given at the bottom of the page as our report is compiled from the official figures given in these sources.


Xàbia has seen 37 new positive cases detected by PCR test reported since the last update on Friday 29th January, taking the total to 1,313 positive cases found in Xàbia since the pandemic began.

Latest Data (07/02/2021)
14-Day Cumulative Rate (IA): 532.23 
Positive PCR Tests in the past 14 days: 147  -41
Total Positive Cases: 1,313
Total Deaths: 8  2

Marina Alta

The Dénia Health Authority, which covers the Marina Alta region, has recorded 309 new infections detected by PCR test since the last update, bringing the total to 8,990* positive cases since the crisis began. The 14-day IA rate has fallen and the Marina Alta remains one of the lowest figures in the whole of the Comunidad Valenciana.

The new infections include:

  • Dénia – 90 / 1 death
  • Calp – 73
  • Xàbia – 37 / 2 deaths
  • Benissa – 20
  • Teulada – 20 / 1 death
  • Ondara – 16 / 2 deaths
  • Pedreguer – 15
  • Gata de Gorgos – 11
  • El Poble Nou de Benitatxell – 5

There have been 6 new deaths since the last update, bringing the total to 142 since the crisis began.

Latest Data (07/02/2021)
14-Day Cumulative Rate (IA): 680.09 
Positive PCR Tests in the past 14 days: 1,182  -275

* Note: This figure has been derived from totalling the PCR test figures given for each of the municipalities which are served by Denia Health Authority, which covers the Marina Alta region. This total differs from that given for the health authority as a whole by 21 cases (8,969). We don’t know why and, in all honest, we’ve given trying to work out why as the authorities have been pretty inconsistent in some of their data reporting. Thus, we feel that the total sum of the individual municipalities gives a better picture of the situation in our region.

Comunidad Valenciana

As of 08/02/2021, 2,046 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed through PCR or antigen tests; by province, the distribution of these new cases is 178 in Castellón, 612 in Valencia, and 1,256 in Alicante. In total, 348,192 positive cases have been recorded in the Comunidad Valenciana. There are currently 9 unassigned cases.


There have been a total of 29 new outbreaks of the disease across the Comunidad Valenciana; by province, the distribution is 2 in Castellón, 23 in Valencia, and 4 in Alicante, of which none were recorded in the Marina Alta region.

There have been 81 outbreaks of the coronavirus in the Marina Alta in 2021.

The origins of the new outbreaks in the Valencian region can be assigned 79% social, 14% education, 7% work.

Active Cases

The data shows that there are currently 54,490 active cases of COVID-19 in the Comunidad Valenciana, with represents 15,15% of the total number of positives cases recorded.


There have been 55 deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total for the Comunidad Valenciana to 5,478 people; by province, the distribution of the deaths is 655 Castellón, 2,808 Valencia, and 2,015 Alicante.


There are 3,547 people currently in hospitals across the Comunidad Valenciana who are being treated for the COVID-19 infection; by province, the distribution is 348 Castellón with 58 patients in ICU, 1,788 Valencia with 356 in ICU, and 1,411 Alicante with 234 in ICU.


8,988 new recoveries from COVID-19 have been registered; in total, 299,704 people in the Comunidad Valenciana have overcome the disease since the pandemic began.


192,913 doses of the vaccination have been administered throughout the Comunidad Valenciana. A total of 84,299 people have completed the vaccination programme in our region.

Latest IA Rate by Health Authority (07/01/2021)
 up on 14 days ago
 down on 14 days ago
1,641.35 – Elda  25%
1,555.10 – Elx  17%
1,317.03 – Alcoi  57%
1,171.90 – Alacant Hospital General  2%
1,117.15 – Xàtiva-Ontinyent  36%
1,078.83 – Valencia Dr.Peset  31%
1,067.05 – Elx-Crevillent  3%
1,047.89 – Orihuela  11%
1,037.31 – Valencia Hospital General  17%
999.70 – Sant Joan de l’Alacant  14%
985.69 – Valencia La Fe  30%
969.79 – La Plana  20%
966.56 – Valencia Clinic La Malva Rosa  30%
846.81 – Valencia Arnau de Vilanova-Llíria  8%
828.76 – Sagunt  39%
809.30 – Manises  43%
791.93 – La Ribera  45%
790.42 – Gandía  1%
790.00 – La Marina Baixa  38%
782.27 – Castelló  1%
690.23 – Torrevieja  83%
680.09 – Dénia  36%
679.40 – Vinaros  50%
611.78 – Requena  57%

Click below for all the regional news on the pandemic.


As of 08/02/2021, Spain has recorded a total of 2,989,085 cases of COVID-19 infection. The 14-day IA rate1 is 667.33; it has dropped by 25% in the past two weeks. The positivity rate2 has dropped to 11.48%; it has been dropping since January 21st.

There are 27,739 people currently being treated for COVID-19 in hospital, of which 4,732 are in ICU wards. As of 08/02/2021, 21.56% of general wards and 43.16% of ICU beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients.

As of 08/02/2021, 62,295 people have lost their lives to COVID-19.

As of 08/02/2021, 2,105,033 doses of the vaccination have been administered throughout the country – 2,057,913 Pfizer/BioNtech and 47,120 Modena – representing 94.9% of all vaccines delivered to Spain. A total of 786,407 people have completed the two-dose vaccination course, all with the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine, representing 37.36% of vaccines already administered.

Latest IA Rate by Autonomous Region (08/02/2021)
 up on 14 days ago
 down on 14 days ago
949.00 – Comunidad Valenciana  29%
936.26 – Castilla y León  31%
929.30 – La Rioja  27%
846.37 – Melilla  13%
800.90 – Madrid  15%
780.92 – Andalucia  15%
770.29 – Castilla-La Mancha  38%
613.16 – Murcía  55%
603.48 – Galicia  14%
599.49 – Aragón  20%
599.24 – Asturias  21%
546.14 – Ceuta  6%
542.38 – Extremadura  61%
516.18 – País Vasco  13%
445.24 – Cataluña  30%
418.98 – Navarra  11%
423.85 – Baleares  50%
307.19 – Cantabria  25%
157.38 – Canarias  17%


Fernando Simón, director of CCAES, warned that a fourth wave is possible if restrictions are relaxed too quickly but is confident that it won’t be so devastating. “If there is a fourth wave, as there will be more of the population with immunity, the probability of that wave being large and quick will fall. It is likely that there will be a wave of smaller scale and slower speed, something that will give us a margin to apply progressive control measures“. [El Pais – 09/02/2021]

Spain’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign is entering the final stages of the process of immunizing residents of senior residences, while the majority of healthcare workers have also received their first jab – many have also got the second. [El Pais – 08/02/2021]

The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will only be used in people aged between 18 and 55 in Spain. That was the decision taken on Friday by the National Health System’s Public Health Commission, which is made up of experts from the Health Ministry and the country’s regions. [El Pais – 08/02/2021]

The coronavirus variant first detected in Britain is extending through the Madrid region, officials said on Friday. In some areas, it already represents 50% of all detected cases. [El Pais – 05/02/2021]

Data Explanation

1 The IA rate is the number of new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 inhabitants over the past 14 days. It is considered the most accurate measure of the spread of the virus. A rate above 250 indicates an ‘Extreme Risk’ that the infection is spreading. The aim of the Spanish government is to lower this rate to 25.

2 The positivity rate refers to the percentage of all COVID-19 tests carried out which have come back positive. A high figure means that it doesn’t take many tests to come across a positive result.

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