VIRUS UPDATE: Downward trend continues across the region

Xàbia records 49 new positive cases, the lowest total for over three weeks as infection spreads drops across the Marina Alta region.

Tuesday 10th August 2021 – Compiled by MIKE SMITH


Xàbia

The total number of positive coronavirus cases detected by PCR test in Xàbia has climbed to 2,111, according to the latest update from the regional health ministry, a rise of 49 since the last update on Friday 6th August.

The municipality’s 14-day IA rate, a measure of the speed at which the virus moves through the population, has dropped to 735.29 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and the town remains in the ‘Extreme Risk’ alert level.

There have been no new deaths in Xàbia since late March and the number remains at 12.

Marina Alta

There have been 1,002 new positive cases detected by PCR test in the Marina Alta in the past 14 days and the region’s 14-day IA rate has dropped to 587.25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and it remains in the ‘Extreme Risk’ alert level.

There have been no new deaths since the last update and the region’s toll remains at 204.

The total number of positive cases since the pandemic began is now 13,485 since the last update on Friday 6th August, a rise of 210.

  • 65 – Dénia
  • 49 – Xàbia
  • 23 – Teulada-Moraira
  • 22 – Calp
  • 14 – Pego
  • 9 – El Vergel; Pedreguer
  • 8 – Benissa
  • 3 – Gata de Gorgos; Orba
  • 2 – Alcalalí
  • 1 – Els Poblets; Ondara; Sanet y Negrals

Municipalities at EXTREME RISK level
Alcalalí; Benidoleig; Benissa; Calp; Dénia; El Ràfol d’Almúnia; El Vergel; Gata de Gorgos; Ondara; Orba; Pedreguer; Pego; Sanet y Negrals; Teulada-Moraira; Tormos; Xàbia.

Municipalities at HIGH RISK level
Llíber; Vall de Laguar.

Municipalities at MEDIUM RISK level
Beniarbeig; El Poble Nou de Benitatxell; Els Poblets.

Municipalities at LOW RISK level
None.

Autonomous Regions at NEW NORMAL level
Adsubia; Benigembla; Benimeli; Castell de Castells; Murla; Parcent; Sagra; Senija; Vall d’Alcala; Vall d’Ebo; Vall de Gallinera; Xaló.


Spain

Spain’s 14-day IA rate is 549.06 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, a drop of 18.48% in the last week, but the country remains in the ‘Extreme Risk’ category.

The Positivity Rate, the measure of how many coronavirus tests return positive, has dropped to 13.90%. A value of 5% or less indicates that transmission of the virus is more or less under control.

The percentage of beds in general wards occupied by patients suffering from COVID-19 is 8.83% whilst the percentage of beds in ICU wards occupied by COVID-19 patients has risen to 21.98%, a 36% rise compared to two weeks ago.

The country has suffered 262 deaths in the past seven days, a rise of 167% when compared to two weeks ago, taking the national total to 82,125 since the pandemic began.

Across Spain, the rise of infections continues to slow and 12 of the 19 autonomous regions have reported IA rates lower than they were two weeks ago. On the mainland, Castilla-La Mancha is the only region showing a significant rise in infections, compared to two weeks ago, whilst both the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla are seeing big rises, particularly the latter. The good news continues in Cataluña, with infection spread dropping by 52% when compared to two weeks ago, although ICU occupancy is still very, very high at almost 50%, highlighting what has become an established cycle: infections rise, then hospitalizations, followed by deaths. Elsewhere, infection spread in Asturias is 48% lower than it was two weeks ago, whilst the Comunidad Valenciana also shows a drop of 18% on a fortnight ago.

Autonomous Regions at EXTREME RISK level
Andalucia; Aragón; Asturias; Baleares; Canarias; Cantabria; Castilla y León; Castilla-La Mancha; Cataluña; Ceuta; Comunidad Valenciana; Extremadura; Galicia; La Rioja; Madrid; Melilla; Murcia; Navarra; País Vasco

Autonomous Regions at HIGH RISK level
None

Autonomous Regions at MEDIUM RISK level
None

Autonomous Regions at LOW RISK level
None

Autonomous Regions at NEW NORMAL level
None

The newspaper El Pais has reported that the High Court in Andalucia has ruled against the regional government’s proposal to require people to provide proof of being free of the coronavirus in order to enter nightlife venues in the region, stating that it affected the principle of non-discrimination and that there was not enough proof that the spread of the virus during the so-called ‘fifth wave’ originated in such venues.

How does Spain compare to the rest of Europe?
Top 20 table based on new confirmed COVID-19 cases per 1 million population on August 8th 2021.

  1. Cyprus (604.73)
  2. Spain (431.09)
  3. United Kingdom (400.93)
  4. Montenegro (370.75)
  5. France (341.29)
  6. Iceland (310.62)
  7. Monaco (302.14)
  8. Republic of Ireland (300.63)
  9. Andorra (292.13)
  10. Greece (264.32)
  11. Turkey (250.53)
  12. Portugal (224.58)
  13. Lithuania (162.00)
  14. Netherlands (161.13)
  15. Malta (152.39)
  16. Russia (151.86)
  17. Denmark (151.46)
  18. Estonia (149.80)
  19. Belgium (148.05)
  20. Finland (125.98)

Source: ourworldindata.org


Vaccination (09.08.21)

Spain has administered 59,108,679 doses of vaccine, which is 97.8% of those which it has already received. A total of 28,547,458 people have completed the recommended course, which is 67.9% of the total of the population which is to be vaccinated (42,119,827) or 60.2% of the total population of Spain.

According to the latest data provided by the health authorities, 92.9% of people aged 40 and over in Spain have received at least one dose, with 89.6% having completed the recommended course.

The Comunidad Valenciana has administered 5,998,909 doses of vaccine, which is 98.2% of the total which it has received. A total of 2,912,977 people have completed the recommended course, which 64.9% of the population which is to be vaccinated (4,488,459) or 57.6% of the total population of the Comunidad Valenciana.

According to the latest data provided by the health authorities, 93.3% of people aged 40 and over in the Comunidad Valenciana have received at least one dose, with 90.9% having completed the recommended course.

How does Spain compare to the rest of Europe?
Top 20 table based on percentage of population fully vaccinated.

  1. Malta (89.58%)
  2. Iceland (74.82%)
  3. San Marino (69.23%)
  4. Belgium (61.94%)
  5. Portugal (60.86%)
  6. Spain (60.43%)
  7. Denmark (59.54%)
  8. Republic of Ireland (58.75%)
  9. United Kingdom (58.08%)
  10. Hungary (56.84%)
  11. Netherlands (56.14%)
  12. Italy (55.31%)
  13. Germany (54.41%)
  14. Austria (53.76%)
  15. Cyprus (53.37%)
  16. Luxembourg (52.78%)
  17. Greece (51.44%)
  18. Monaco (49.96%)
  19. Liechtenstein (49.44%)
  20. France (49.37%)

Source: ourworldindata.org



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