COVID UPDATE: Positive cases continue to rise significantly in the Marina Alta

Valencian President Ximo Puig has raised concerns about the changing habits of social life in the region.

Tuesday 29th December 2020 | 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 based on the official figures given in these sources.

Xàbia

The only way is up in Xàbia as positive cases soar in the municipality. The 14-day IA rate – a measure of the spread of the virus through the population – has more than doubled in the past fortnight, whilst positive cases have increased by almost 56%. Thankfully, there have been no new deaths since September.

Latest Data (28/12/2020)
14-Day Cumulative Rate (IA): 557.89 (+208.0% rise in 14 days)
Positive PCR Tests in the past 14 days: 154 (+16 since 23/12/2020)
Total Positive Cases: 462 (+165 in 14 days)
Total Deaths: 3

Marina Alta

The Dénia Health Authority, which covers the Marina Alta region, has recorded 308 new infections since the last update, bringing the total to 3,116 positive cases since the crisis began.

Latest Data (28/12/2020)
14-Day Cumulative Rate (IA): 465.82 (+257.1% rise in 14 days)
Positive PCR Tests in the past 14 days: 800 (+149 since 23/12/2020)
Total Positive Cases: 3,116 (+960 in 14 days)
Total Deaths: 44 (+5 since 23/12/2020)

The 308 new infections have been recorded in the following municipalities:

  • Dénia – 86 (2 deaths)
  • Xàbia – 53
  • Calp – 47
  • Teulada – 36 (1 death)
  • Pego – 22
  • Ondara – 16
  • Benissa – 15
  • Pedreguer – 9
  • El Vergel – 8 (2 deaths)
  • Gata de Gorgos – 8
  • Orba – 4
  • Beniarbeig – 1
  • La Vall de Laguar – 1
  • Llíber – 1
  • Sagra – 1

Comunidad Valenciana

The 14-day IA rate for the Comunidad Valenciana is 323.76, a slight decrease since the last update but still over 68% higher than it was a fortnight ago. The positivity rate2 for the Comunidad Valenciana is 17.30%, more than double the national average.

Latest Data (28/12/2020)
Total Positive Cases: 139,660 (+22,128 in 14 days)
Total Deaths: 2,801 (+223 in 14 days)
Current Hospitalizations: 1,880 (+655 in 14 days)
Current % of Hospital Beds occupied by COVID patients: 16.37%
Current % of ICU Beds occupied by COVID patients: 27.49%

Latest IA Rate by Health Authority (28/12/2020)
656.51 – Xàtiva-Ontinyent
656.17 – Requena
498.81 – Vinaros
465.82 – Dénia
429.77 – Alcoi
400.66 – Sagunt
398.30 – Gandía
397.17 – Manises
352.27 – Valencia Clinic La Malva Rosa
337.35 – Valencia Hospital General
325.87 – Valencia Dr.Peset
319.59 – Valencia Arnau de Vilanova-Llíria
318.51 – Valencia La Fe
309.73 – La Plana
292.31 – La Ribera
276.07 – Sant Joan de l’Alacant
261.78 – Alacant Hospital General
259.28 – Elx
258.44 – Elda
233.13 – Orihuela
222.36 – Elx-Crevillent
195.75 – Castelló
164.58 – La Marina Baixa
77.11 – Torrevieja

News

Ximp Puig, president of the Generalitat Valenciana, has expressed concerns about the increasing habit of the ‘tardeo’ in the region, heading out for drinks in the late afternoon rather than in the evening in a bid to get around the curfew bringing social life to an early close.

Spain

The national 14-day IA rate is 246.19, a slight decrease on the previous update but still 27% higher than it was 14 days ago and the figures don’t take into account the festive weekend, with Fernando Simón, the director of the Health Ministry’s Coordination Centre for Health Alerts (CCAES), warning that the public holidays don’t allow for the evaluation of data. “We could be seeing a stabilization of the trend, but we must be prudent with the interpretation. The figures for hospitalizations and ICUs are better, but we cannot drop our guard.”

Latest Data (28/12/2020)
Total Positive Cases: 1,879,413 (+127,529 in 14 days)
Total Deaths: 50,122 (+2,109 in 14 days)
Current Hospitalizations: 12,172 (+436 in 14 days)
Current % of Hospital Beds occupied by COVID patients: 19,61%
Current % of ICU Beds occupied by COVID patients: 21.68%

Latest IA Rate by Autonomous Region (28/12/2020)
514.42 – Baleares
400.30 – Extramadura
334.03 – Madrid
323.76 – Comunidad Valenciana
321.75 – Cataluña
293.92 – Castilla-La Mancha
237.38 – La Rioja
212.07 – País Vasco
209.28 – Melilla
199.20 – Aragón
186.64 – Navarra
183.18 – Galicia
158.33 – Cantabria
158.11 – Murcía
140.57 – Castilla y León
135.69 – Andalucia
125.29 – Canarias
116.54 – Asturias
104.98 – Ceuta

News

Five cases of the new, more infectious strain of COVID-19 have been detected in Andalucia, whilst four more patients are being monitored. Four cases have been confirmed in Madrid, with three further suspected cases being analysed. In all cases, the carriers had recently returned to Spain from the United Kingdom, although two travellers arriving in Madrid presented proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival.

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. 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.

Resource Links

COVID-19 C.Valenciana: Monitorage de la Situació
Ministero de Sanidad: Actualización nº 279 (28/12/2020)
El Pais


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