Tuesday 13th April 2021 | PRESS RELEASE; translation MIKE SMITH
The number of coronavirus outbreaks reported in the Comunidad Valenciana has plummeted by 78% since March 12th, compared to the period immediately preceding (February 11th to March 11th). In addition, the cases associated with these outbreaks have fallen by a similar amount, 70%.
The fall in outbreaks is similar for the work and social sectors – 75% and 74% respectively – whilst the largest fall has been in the education sector which saw a reduction of 93% in coronavirus outbreaks in the last month.
The prime origin of the outbreaks has been in the social sphere, the vast majority within the context of family and/or friends gatherings. In terms of regional data, the biggest drop has been in the province of Alicante, a reduction of 87%, with the provinces of Valencia (75%) and Castellón (69%) have also seen significant drops.
The progress of the vaccination campaign and the additional measures to contain and control the pandemic adopted by the Comunidad Valenciana have also contributed to an improvement in the virus situation in the region.
At the weekend, the regional health minister Ana Barceló warned that “we can’t lower our guard” and that the easing of restrictions which came into force on Monday which affect social gatherings, the hospitality sector, sporting activities and visits to senior residences which have been vaccinated are the result of “the effort, responsibility and sacrifice of citizens”. She added that “we have to keep rowing in the same direction to stay of this stable path. We face an unprecedented collective challenge and individual behaviour not only affects those who do it but it affects all of us, both for better and for worse”.
Press Release (Generalitat Valenciana)