55 new positives in Xàbia; 3 outbreaks detected, all social in origin

The Comunidad Valenciana records 4,822 new cases of coronavirus, taking the total to 334,851.

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 55 new positive cases reported since the last update on Friday 29th January, taking the total to 1,276 positive cases found in Xàbia since the pandemic began.

Latest Data (03/02/2021)
14-Day Cumulative Rate (IA): 681.06 
Positive PCR Tests in the past 14 days: 188 
Total Positive Cases: 1,276
Total Deaths: 6 

Marina Alta

The Dénia Health Authority, which covers the Marina Alta region, has recorded 485 new infections since the last update, bringing the total to 8,681 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 – 138 / 4 deaths
  • Calp – 91 / 5 deaths
  • Xàbia – 55
  • Benissa – 46 / 8 deaths
  • Ondara – 32
  • Pedreguer – 22
  • Teulada – 19 / 1 death
  • Gata de Gorgos – 18
  • El Poble Nou de Benitatxell – 4

There have been 25 new deaths since the last update (see above plus Orba (2), Pego (2), El Rafol d’Almùnia (1) and El Vergel (1)), bringing the total to 136 since the crisis began.

A total of 3 outbreaks have been detected in Xàbia, all of social origin, and affecting 16 people in total

Latest Data (03/02/2021)
14-Day Cumulative Rate (IA): 849.54 
Positive PCR Tests in the past 14 days: 1,457 

Comunidad Valenciana

As of 04/02/2021, 4,822 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed through PCR or antigen tests; by province, the distribution of these new cases is 518 in Castellón, 2,472 in Valencia, and 1,829 in Alicante. In total, 334,851 positive cases have been recorded in the Comunidad Valenciana. There are currently 18 unassigned cases.


There have been a total of 83 new outbreaks of the disease across the Comunidad Valenciana; by province, the distribution is 13 in Castellón, 57 in Valencia, and 13 in Alicante, of which 10 were recorded in the Marina Alta region.

  • Calp: 2 outbreaks (5 cases – social; 3 cases – education)
  • Dénia: 4 outbreaks (6 cases – social; 5 cases – social; 5 cases – social; 4 cases – social)
  • Ondara: 1 outbreak (9 cases – social)
  • Xàbia: 3 outbreaks (6 cases – social; 5 cases – social; 5 cases – social)

There have been 71 outbreaks of the coronavirus in the Marina Alta in 2021.

Active Cases

The data shows that there are currently 63,623 active cases of COVID-19 in the Comunidad Valenciana, with represents 18,37% of the total number of positives cases recorded.


There have been 109 deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total for the Comunidad Valenciana to 5,184 people; by province, the distribution of the deaths is 622 Castellón, 2,658 Valencia, and 1,904 Alicante.


There are 4,165 people currently in hospitals across the Comunidad Valenciana who are being treated for the COVID-19 infection; by province, the distribution is 411 Castellón with 56 patients in ICU, 2,152 Valencia with 356 in ICU, and 1,602 Alicante with 244 in ICU.


8,332 new recoveries from COVID-19 have been registered; in total, 277,529 people in the Comunidad Valenciana have overcome the disease since the pandemic began.


174,501 doses of the vaccination have been administered throughout the Comunidad Valenciana. A total of 68,735 people have completed the vaccination programme in our region.

Latest IA Rate by Health Authority (04/01/2021)
 up on 14 days ago
 down on 14 days ago
2,094.33 – Elx  40%
2,052.22 – Elda  4%
1,854.24 – Alcoi  31%
1,489.06 – Alacant Hospital General  239%
1,375.57 – Orihuela  92%
1,270.24 – Elx-Crevillent  63%
1,269.84 – Xàtiva-Ontinyent  27%
1,261.36 – La Plana  11%
1,260.55 – Valencia Dr.Peset  168%
1,251.98 – Sant Joan de l’Alacant  168%
1,218.07 – Valencia Hospital General  3%
1,179.42 – Valencia Clinic La Malva Rosa  8%
1,147.19 – Valencia La Fe  12%
1,093.85 – Valencia Arnau de Vilanova-Llíria  8%
1,093.76 – La Ribera  33%
1,079-09 – Sagunt  19%
1,067.37 – La Marina Baixa  12%
1,027.92 – Manises  13%
1,008.13 – Gandía  12%
978.85 – Requena  35%
939.15 – Castelló  30%
909.53 – Vinaros  19%
849.54 – Dénia  18%
733.23 – Torrevieja  177%


The Generalitat Valenciana has warned that the measures imposed to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus are likely to remain in place until at least Semana Santa, which this year falls at the end of March / beginning of April.

The LABORA website collapsed on Thursday due to the avalanche of requests for direct aid to companies and the self-employed affected by COVID-19.

The regional Ministry of Health has contacted UNDEF (the National Union of Fiesta Organisation) to confirm the cancellation of all the Moors and Christians celebrations at least until June due to the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic.


As of 04/02/2021, Spain has recorded a total of 2,913,425 cases of COVID-19 infection. The 14-day IA rate1 is 783.25; it has dropped 13% since last Friday. The positivity rate2 has dropped to 14.29%; it has been dropping since January 21st.

There are 29,276 people currently being treated for COVID-19 in hospital, of which 4,823 are in ICU wards. As of 04/02/2021, 22.8% of general wards and 44.4% of ICU beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients.

As of 04/02/2021, 60,802 people have lost their lives to COVID-19.

As of 03/02/2021, 1,865,342 doses of the vaccination have been administered throughout the country – 1,830,145 Pfizer/BioNtech and 35,197 Modena – representing 94.1% of all vaccines delivered to Spain. A total of 586,122 have completed the vaccination course, all with the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine, representing 31.4% of vaccines already administered-

Latest IA Rate by Autonomous Region (04/02/2021)
 up on 14 days ago
 down on 14 days ago
1,245.00 – Comunidad Valenciana  7%
1,177.76 – Castilla y León  3%
1,160.60 – La Rioja  2%
981.52 – Castilla-La Mancha  14%
949.28 – Melilla  21%
888.62 – Andalucia  19%
888.54 – Madrid  2%
841.49 – Murcía  35%
770.15 – Extremadura  48%
730.17 – Galicia  25%
676.80 – Aragón  1%
651.84 – Asturias  73%
589.78 – Ceuta  21%
536.33 – País Vasco  33%
478.28 – Navarra  12%
477.02 – Cataluña  27%
463.78 – Baleares  34%
360.19 – Cantabria  3%
173.73 – Canarias  6%


The 14-day cumulative number of coronavirus cases per 100,000 inhabitants fell on Thursday in all of Spain’s 17 regions and its two exclave cities. In some cases, the fall was only small: in Navarre for instance the rate only dropped by 0.10. But such a uniform downward trend has not been seen since the end of November. [El Pais – 05/02/2021]

The third wave of the coronavirus in Spain is slowly starting to retreat. The five basic indicators – new infections, the 14-day cumulative number of cases, hospital bed occupation, intensive care unit (ICU) occupation and deaths – were all down in the latest Health Ministry report. [El Pais · 04/02/2021]

Spain is facing the arrival of a new, more-contagious strain of the coronavirus: the one that has been identified in South Africa. On Wednesday, Catalonia reported one of these cases after genetic sequencing was carried out on random samples taken from new positives. [El Pais – 04/02/2021]

Health Minister Carolina Darias, revealed on Wednesday that 1.8 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine would arrive in February. She also announced that 2.7 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were due to be delivered in March. With these forecasts, the ministry believes it will be possible to achieve the objective that both Spain and the European Union have set: vaccinating 80% of the country’s over-80s by the end of next month. [El Pais – 04/02/2021]

Spain announced restrictions on inbound flights from Brazil and South Africa in a bid to stop the spread of new strains of the coronavirus detected in those countries. The measure went into effect at 9am on Wednesday and will last at least two weeks. [El Pais – 02/02/2021]

The Spanish tourism industry is feeling the loss of British visitors, whose numbers plummeted 82% in 2020 from the previous year, according to figures released Wednesday by the National Statistics Institute (INE). The drop is blamed on the coronavirus pandemic, which led to strict restrictions on travel, quarantine rules and the closure of bars and restaurants. [El Pais – 04/02/2021]

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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