SLIGHT RISE IN XÀBIA WITH FOUR NEW CASES RECORDED

Xàbia records 4 new infections since October 12th whilst the Marina Alta as a whole sees another slight rise.

Xàbia has recorded four new COVID-19 infections this week, taking the total number to 161 since the health crisis began in March whilst the accumulated infection rate per 100,000 people over the past 14 days has risen from 21,74 to 28,98. There have been no new deaths, the total number remaining at three.

Across the Marina Alta region, which is administered by the health authority based in Dénia, there have been 16 new infections, a increase on the previous available data (Oct 12), according to data provided by the Valencian health authority, bringing the accumulated total to 1.386.

They are:

  • Xàbia – 4
  • Ondara – 3
  • Dénia – 2
  • Alcalali – 1
  • Benissa – 1
  • Calp – 1
  • Poble Nou de Benitatxell – 1
  • Teulada – 1
  • Xaló – 1

The accumulated infection rate for the whole of the Marina Alta has risen to 23,20 per 100,000 (over 14 days), well below the figure of 106,74 for the whole of the Comunidad Valenciana, a rate which is only bettered by the Canary Islands whose figure has dropped to 79,87.

At the other end of the scale, Navarra continues to struggle to reduce the spread of infection (811,05 per 100,000), well ahead of the African enclave of Melilla (526,09) and the Region of Madrid (450,94).

The national infection rate figure stands at 269,96 per 100.000 over the past 14 days. Across Europe, cases are climbing with Belgium leading the way with their infection accumulation rate rising to 478.30 whilst the Netherlands (393,20) and France (300,8) and the United Kingdom (291,80) also struggling to deal with large spikes in infections.

Signs suggest the ‘second wave’ in Spain in stabilizing

Fernando Simón, director of the Ministry of Health’s Coordination Centre of Health Alerts (CCAES), has suggested that the ‘second wave’ of infections that has been spreading across Spain in recent weeks has “probably” stabilised, despite the continuing rise in new cases.

In his latest press conference on Thursday, Simón explained that the epidemic appears to be on the decline in nine regions of the country whilst a further two has stabilized, adding that infections have stabilized or decreased in almost 60% of Spain’s 57 territories.

The health authorities are now preparing a new series of indicators to determine where and when stricter restrictions have to be applied. Until now, there have been three criteria that have to be met before the state action has to be taken: a 14-day cumulative number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants that exceeds 500; 35% of intensive care unit beds occupied by COVID-19 patients; and a positivity rate in excess of 10%.

Madrid continues to meet two of these markers (37% of beds in ICU and a 15,6% positive rate). For the Comunidad Valenciana, the latest figures show that our region is in a better position: 106,74 accumulation rate / 9,27% ICU beds taken / 9,5% positive rate.


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