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 during the second quarter of the year.

Report: 19/02/2021 Comunidad Valenciana

1,768 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed through PCR or antigen tests; by province, the distribution of these new cases is 236 in Castellón, 925 in Valencia, and 607 in Alicante. In total, 373,235 positive cases have been recorded in the Comunidad Valenciana. There are currently 3 unassigned cases.

Outbreaks

There have been a total of 39 new outbreaks of the disease across the Comunidad Valenciana; by province, the distribution is 4 in Castellón, 25 in Valencia, and 10 in Alicante, of which 3 have been detected in the Marina Alta region, affecting 17 people.

  • Benissa: 1 outbreak (5 people – social)
  • Pedreguer: 1 outbreak (6 people – social)
  • Xàbia: 1 outbreak (6 people – social)

The origins of these new outbreaks in the Valencian region can be assigned as follows:

  • 62% social
  • 23% education
  • 15% work

Active Cases

The data shows that there are currently 18,341 active cases of COVID-19 in the Comunidad Valenciana, with represents 4.77% of the total number of positives cases recorded.

Deaths

There have been 63 deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total for the Comunidad Valenciana to 6,337 people; by province, the distribution of the deaths is 728 Castellón, 3,228 Valencia, and 2,381 Alicante.

Hospitalization

There are 1,733 people currently in hospitals across the Comunidad Valenciana who are being treated for the COVID-19 infection; by province, the distribution is 175 Castellón with 33 patients in ICU, 818 Valencia with 209 in ICU, and 740 Alicante with 162 in ICU.

Recoveries

4,428 new recoveries from COVID-19 have been registered; in total, 360,039 people in the Comunidad Valenciana have overcome the disease since the pandemic began.

Vaccination

256,111 doses of the vaccination have been administered throughout the Comunidad Valenciana. A total of 98,130 people have completed the vaccination programme in our region.


The Ministry of Health shares progress of vaccination strategy with patient associations

The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, stressed this Friday the significant increase that the vaccination process against COVID-19 that Spain will foreseeably experience during the second quarter of the year.

The Minister met with representatives of the Platform of Patient Organizations (POP), the Spanish Patient Forum (FEP) and the General Alliance of Patients (AGP), with which they have also established synergies for the development of future actions.

Darias explained that, as of April, the Spanish Government expects a new scenario in the vaccination strategy, with the increase in the arrival of vaccine doses and the expansion of the portfolio available to date.

It has meant the forecast that the Janssen -Johnson & Johnson- vaccine will be incorporated in the near future, after receiving the approval of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), as well as the advances of other vaccines such as developed by Novavax.

The Minister of Health has thanked the involvement and participation of the associations and groups representing patients and the sensitivity and receptivity of the Ministry of Health towards the work they carry out has participated in them.


Information Sources
Press Release – Generalitat Valenciana
Press Release – Ministerio de Sanidad, Consumo y Bienestar Social


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