COVID-19 News Archive

FRIDAY 26th FEBRUARY 2021

VIRUS UPDATE: Valencia passes 3 million mark in coronavirus tests

Specifically, they amount to 3,036,941, of which 2,848,604 have been through PCR and 188,337 through rapid test.

Spain reveals fourth update of COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy

The document also includes a recommendation on how to vaccinate people who have already had the infection and stresses that it is not necessary to perform serological tests either before or after vaccination.

Companies and self-employed can apply for ‘Paréntesis’ aid from Monday

The 1.5 million euro package aims to support those most affected by the COVID-19 restrictions.

Ximo Puig announces that the Valencian region will have vaccination points in 161 municipalities

In addition to the spaces in València, Alicante, Castelló and Elche, cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants will have different points and the rest will have locations in 145 municipalities.

TRANSLATION: Presidential Decree 7/2021 on easing of measures

Translation of the Presidential Decree 7/2021 regarding the relaxing of certain measures in the Comunidad Valenciana.

TRANSLATION: Resolution on New Measures (Department of Health)

Translation of the Resolution of 25/02/2021 regarding the new measures in the Comunidad Valenciana.

THURSDAY 25th FEBRUARY 2021

VIRUS UPDATE: 4 new positives in Xàbia; just 34 in Marina Alta

The Comunidad Valenciana will start a “slow and prudent” progressive de-escalation from Monday.

Valencia announces first steps of progressive de-escalation

Bars and restaurant terraces can open until 6.00pm from Monday; maximum four people per table.

Routes designed to optimize vaccination in home and rural areas

Mobile Primary Care teams vaccinate elderly people and those who need constant care at their homes if they cannot go to their health centre.

WEDNESDAY 24th FEBRUARY 2021

VIRUS UPDATE: Regional vaccination campaign passes 100,000 mark for full immunization

530 new cases and 2,052 recoveries registered in Comunidad Valenciana.

Valencia considers de-escalation for the hospitality sector

The current restrictions are due to end at midnight on Monday 1st March.

TUESDAY 23rd FEBRUARY 2021

VIRUS UPDATE: 1 outbreak detected in Xàbia, social in origin

The Valencian Community registers 829 new cases of coronavirus and 2,447 recoveries.

Spain extends entry restrictions for travellers from the UK, Brazil and South Africa

The Council of Ministers has extended the agreement of December 22 established with the first country and February 2 with the other two, until 6.00 p.m. on March 16.

Vaccination: Make sure your details are up to date

Those over the age of 80 will be vaccinated from this Wednesday.

Sport in the Comunidad Valenciana looks at next steps as cases continue to fall

The experts evaluate how the opening of the restrictions in this area will be based on the epidemiological situation.

Dedicated office for COVID-19 aid advice reaches around 100 inquiries

The majority of inquiries have come from the hospitality sector.

MONDAY 22nd FEBRUARY 2021

VIRUS UPDATE: Xàbia detects 4 new cases; Valencia moves down to Risk Level 3

The Comunidad Valenciana drops to Risk Level 3 for the first time since December 16th.

COVID-19 vaccination begins this week for over 80s and those who are dependent on care

It is calculated for these groups 42,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines and, in the case of dependents under 55 years, 15,600 of AstraZeneca.

Spain has carried out more than 32.4 million tests since the start of the pandemic

In the last week, from February 12 to 18, a daily average of 142,470 diagnostic tests have been performed and of these, 86,107 are PCR.

Study confirms that 100% of vaccinated hospital staff have developed defences against COVID-19

Approximately 10% of personnel vaccinated with Pfizer at the Valencia General Hospital have been sampled.

SUNDAY 21st FEBRUARY 2021

VIRUS UPDATE: Comunidad Valenciana registered 644 new cases

Hospital occupancy reaches its lowest point since December 28th.

SATURDAY 20th FEBRUARY 2021

VIRUS UPDATE: 1 new outbreak detected in Marina Alta in Dénia, affecting 3 people

The Comunidad Valenciana record 1,155 new cases and 1,927 recoveries.

Valencia’s Superior Court rejects calls to lift the closure of the hospitality sector

The court ruled that lifting the closure order would constitute “a serious disturbance of general interests”.

Valencia to open four spaces for mass vaccination against COVID-19

Ministry of Health officials will make contact, through of SMS or a phone call, to advise of the place, day and time to receive the dose.

FRIDAY 19th FEBRUARY 2021

VIRUS UPDATE: 1 outbreak detected in Xàbia, social in origin, affecting 6 people

The Spanish Government has highlighted the significant increase that the vaccination process against COVID-19 will experience during the second quarter of the year.

Valencia allocates 8 million euros for direct aid to nightlife venues

Some 28,500 euros for discos and dance halls / banquet venues and 7,000 euros for pubs and cafes with shows.

THURSDAY 18th FEBRUARY 2021

VIRUS UPDATE: 39 new positives detected in Xàbia but situation continues to improve

The Comunidad Valenciana registers 3,065 new cases of coronavirus and 5,594 recoveries.

Xàbia to approve standards for ‘Paréntesis’ aid procedures

An urgent plenary session will meet tomorrow Friday so that the aid can be accelerated.

Alicante approves 24 million euros in aid to those affected by COVID-19

The aid will help sectors such as hotels, bars and restaurants, and leisure, all of which have suffered greatly during the pandemic.

New cases in nursing homes have reduced by 64% in a month

The vaccination campaign has helped reduce the number of infections amongst residents and staff.

Vaccination campaign for over 90s begins in Xàbia

The health centre has been provided with details and will be contacting those listed in due course to make an appointment.

WEDNESDAY 17th FEBRUARY 2021

VIRUS UPDATE: Downtrend continues; 1 outbreak detected in Calp

Government confirms that AstraZeneca vaccine will be administered to health professionals and those aged 45-55 years.

Valencia creates roundtable to discuss cautious de-escalation for hospitality and leisure

The meetings will discuss the cautious and measured de-escalation with the hospitality and leisure sectors.

TUESDAY 16th FEBRUARY 2021

VIRUS UPDATE: Active cases drops below 30,000 for the first time in five weeks

The Comunidad Valenciana registers 2,065 new cases of coronavirus and 5,074 discharges.

Alicante to make 300,000 euros available to promote hospitality sector

Mazón meets with a dozen associations to study this proposal that will be added to the financial aid announced by the provincial council.

MONDAY 15th FEBRUARY 2021

VIRUS UPDATE: 10 new positives in Xàbia as downward trend continues

The Comunidad Valencia records just 660 new cases and over 6,100 recoveries.

More than 25,000 people over 90 will be vaccinated this week

Dental professionals and other health mutuals will also receive 7,500 doses of the vaccine this week.

Valencia’s three field hospitals have attended to more than 200,000 people

The three centres have received hospital admissions and PCR tests or vaccinations against influenza and COVID-19 have been carried out.

Over 99% of student bubbles finished the second week of February without new cases

Of the 818,644 male and female students, there are 0.5% positive, and of the 78,434 teachers, there are 0.9% positive.

SUNDAY 14th FEBRUARY 2021

VIRUS UPDATE: New outbreak detected in Xàbia, affecting 4 people

The Comunidad Valenciana registers 1,324 new cases of coronavirus.

SATURDAY 13th FEBRUARY 2021

VIRUS UPDATE: Fewest new cases in Alicante Province for six weeks

The Comunidad Valenciana registers 2,174 new cases of coronavirus and 4,716 discharges.

FRIDAY 12th FEBRUARY 2021

VIRUS UPDATE: Active cases drop below 40,000 for the first time since January 15th

The Comunidad Valenciana has administered 216,885 vaccine doses against the coronavirus.

Dedicated office to process financial assistance will open in Xàbia on Monday

The office will process applications for economic aid for the sectors affected by the COVID-19 restrictions.

Three cases of South African variant have been detected in Elche

The mutation has made the virus more contagious, allowing it to spread more easily.

THURSDAY 11th FEBRUARY 2021

VIRUS UPDATE: 39 new positives in Xàbia; trend continues to improve

The Comunidad Valenciana has administered 210,530 vaccine doses against the coronavirus.

Ximo Puig confirms restrictive measures extended until March 1st

The measure has been adopted because “the evolution of the data is positive” but the situation “is still not good”.

Valencia announces details of funding support for tourism sector

The window for submitting applications will begin on February 22 and end on March 22.

Opposition parties in Xàbia raise concerns about the future after COVID-19

The opposition calls for urgency in the application of the new aid plan and expresses its concern for the future of the municipality after the pandemic.

Provincial representatives to agree acceleration of COVID-19 aid payments

The Provincial Council will inject almost 25 million euros worth of aid to support self-employed and and professionals in the hotel industry and other sectors.

WEDNESDAY 10th FEBRUARY 2021

VIRUS UPDATE: 3 outbreaks in Marina Alta, Calp and Xaló, affecting 24 people

3,031 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed through PCR or antigen tests; by province, the distribution of these new cases is 262 in Castellón, 1,597 in Valencia, and 1,172 in Alicante. In total, 355,533 positive cases have been recorded in the Comunidad Valenciana.

Valencia begins administering AstraZeneca vaccine

Between this Tuesday and Wednesday, 9,690 doses will be distributed to second-line health personnel in public and private health centres.

TUESDAY 9th FEBRUARY 2021

VIRUS UPDATE: 2 outbreaks in the Marina Alta; Pedreguer and Pego

4,310 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed through PCR or antigen tests; by province, the distribution of these new cases is 606 in Castellón, 2,046 in Valencia, and 1,658 in Alicante. In total, 352,502 positive cases have been recorded in the Comunidad Valenciana.

PLAN RESISTIR: Valencia to complete 100 million euro distribution by tomorrow

Ximo Puig, president of the Generalitat Valenciana, has announced that the 523 municipalities that are likely to do so have joined the PLAN RESISTIR initiative and confirmed that the Generalitat will complete the payment of 100 million euros in aid to support the economic sectors most affected by the crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Valencia begins administering AstraZeneca vaccine

The regional Ministry of Health has begun the distribution of the first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in public and private health centres across the Comunidad Valenciana. It has been decided that it will be administered to people aged between 18 and 55.

MONDAY 8th FEBRUARY 2021

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

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. 

Over 98% of student bubbles finished last week without incident

During the first week of February (1st to 5th), of the almost 47,000 education bubbles that exist in schools and institutes supported with public funds, 98.3% have followed the face-to-face classes without any incident of COVID-19. 

Xàbia renews political unity against COVID-19

The board of representatives, representing all the political parties present in the Xàbia Council (PSPV, PP, Ciudadanos por Jávea, Compromís and Ciudadanos) has today renewed its cooperation and joint work pact for the promotion of measures at the local level with which to respond to the health, social and economic crisis caused by COVID-19.

11,000 vaccines to be distributed to private health centres in Comunidad Valenciana

The regional Ministry of Health has confirmed that it will be distributing a total of 11,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine to private health centres throughout the Comunidad Valenciana.

SUNDAY 7th FEBRUARY 2021

1 new outbreak detected in Xàbia, social origin affecting 4 people

2,048 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed through PCR or antigen tests; by province, the distribution of these new cases is 69 in Castellón, 1,175 in Valencia, and 777 in Alicante. In total, 346,146 positive cases have been recorded in the Comunidad Valenciana.

SATURDAY 6th FEBRUARY 2021

1 new outbreak in Xàbia, education in origin; Marina Alta detects 2

3,117 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed through PCR or antigen tests; by province, the distribution of these new cases is 263 in Castellón, 1,496 in Valencia, and 1,358 in Alicante. In total, 344,098 positive cases have been recorded in the Comunidad Valenciana.

FRIDAY 5th FEBRUARY 2021

One outbreak detected in Xàbia, work origin; 5 recorded in Marina Alta

6,130 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed through PCR or antigen tests; by province, the distribution of these new cases is 766 in Castellón, 3,073 in Valencia, and 2,291 in Alicante. In total, 340,981 positive cases have been recorded in the Comunidad Valenciana. 

Valencia approves emergency supply of 8,000 air purifiers for schools

The regional government has agreed to the emergency supply of 8,000 air purifiers for educational centres in the Comunidad Valenciana as a prevention and hygiene measure against COVID-19.

18 million euros approved to aid tourism sector in Comunidad Valenciana

The regional government has approved a decree authorising the regulatory bases and direct granting of aid to professionals in the tourism sector and tourism companies that carry out their activities in the Comunidad Valenciana. 

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

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. 

THURSDAY 4th FEBRUARY 2021

Valencian President announces that 375 million Plan Resistir aid package has been activated

The president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, has announced that the regional government has activated more than 357 million euros in aid from the PLAN RESISTIR campaign, which is aimed at supporting the business sectors most affected by the crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Valencia will receive more than 270,000 Pfizer doses in March

Regional Health Minister Ana Barceló has confirmed that the Comunidad Valenciana will receive a total of 272,610 doses of the Pfizer vaccine against the coronavirus during the month of March.

WEDNESDAY 3rd FEBRUARY 2021

5,256 new cases reported in Comunidad Valenciana

5,256 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed through PCR or antigen tests; by province, the distribution of these new cases is 390 in Castellón, 2,403 in Valencia, and 2,463 in Alicante. In total, 330,029 positive cases have been recorded in the Comunidad Valenciana.

Police use drones to monitor compliance with COVID-19 measures

The Policía Local de Xàbia has incorporated the use of drones to assist officers and associated bodies in monitoring compliance with the measures put in place to try and halt the spread of the COVID-19 infection.

Alicante contributes 14.7 million euros to support sectors affected by COVID-19

The Alicante Provincial Council will contribute 14.7 million euros to the aid plan for the hospitality industry and other sectors affected by COVID-19 that the Generalitat Valenciana, the provincial councils and city councils of the Comunidad Valenciana have launched.

Valencia opens investigations over vaccination irregularities

Regional Health Minister Ana Barceló has revealed that investigations are in progress to find out why 62 people were vaccinated, including 10 public officials, who did not apparently fit the corresponding risk groups for the opening phase of the vaccination programme.

TUESDAY 2nd FEBRUARY 2021

New outbreak recorded in Xàbia, of social origin, one of 8 detected in the Marina Alta

8,095 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed through PCR or antigen tests; by province, the distribution of these new cases is 631 in Castellón, 3,969 in Valencia, and 3,495 in Alicante. In total, 324,773 positive cases have been recorded in the Comunidad Valenciana.

Details have been published for application for financial assistance

The Generalitat Valenciana has approved the decree that regulates the specifications of funding worth some 80 million euros intended to support the economic viability of companies and self-employed workers affected by COVID-19 to strengthen their business and enable them to keep on their employees.

87 new positives in Xàbia; 6,713 across Comunidad Valenciana

The 14-day IA rate in the Marina Alta has fallen and has become one of the lowest in the Comunidad Valenciana. This is the latest information on the status of the health situation in Xàbia, the Marina Alta, the Comunidad Valenciana and across Spain.

MONDAY 1st FEBRUARY 2021

Alicante allocates 4.5 million euros to alleviate effects of COVID-19

The Alicante Provincial Council will be allocating about 4.5 million euros this year to promote the economic and business drive in the province and help alleviate the effects generated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Almost 98% of classes in the region finished last week free of new cases

It has been reported that 97.9% of classes at more than 1,800 publicly-funded education centres across the Comunidad Valenciana finished last week without any new incidence of COVID-19.

More than 50,000 people will have completed vaccination by week end

Ximo Puig, president of the Generalitat Valenciana, has revealed that some 50,000 people in the region will have received both doses of the vaccine against COVID-19 by the end of the week.

FFCV extends suspension of regional football until February 15th

The Valencian Football Federation (FFCV) has confirmed via its website that it has extended the suspension of training and competition after the announcement by the Generalitat Valenciana that restrictions to fight the spread of COVID-19 has been modified and extended until at least February 15th.

SUNDAY 31st JANUARY 2021

3,933 new cases recorded in Comunidad Valencia

3,933 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed through PCR or antigen tests; by province, the distribution of these new cases is 373 in Castellón, 1,544 in Valencia, and 2,006 in Alicante. In total, 309,965 positive cases have been recorded in the Comunidad Valenciana.


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