VIRUS UPDATE: No new positives in Xàbia; Marina Alta virus spread drops

Experts call for tougher restrictions on regions as fourth wave is gathers speed across Spain, although Valencian region already has some of most stringent in the country.

Tuesday 13th April 2021 | Compiled by 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 compiled from the official figures given in these sources.


Xàbia has seen 3 new positive cases detected by PCR test reported since the last update on Tuesday 23rd, taking the total to 1,442 positive cases detected in Xàbia since the pandemic began. There have been no new deaths, the total remains at 12.

Latest Data (12/04/2021)
14-Day Cumulative Rate (IA): 18.11  54% in two weeks
Positive PCR Tests in the past 14 days: 5 –

Marina Alta

The Dénia Health Authority, which covers the Marina Alta region, has recorded 14 new infections detected by PCR test since the last update, bringing the total to 9,791* positive cases since the crisis began.

The new infections have been reported in the following municipalities:

Benissa – 4
Calp – 4
Dénia – 1
Els Poblets – 1
Gata de Gorgos – 1
Ondara – 1
Orba – 1
Pedreguer – 1

There has been 1 new death since the last update – in Dénia – whilst El Vergal has had one death attributed to coronavirus removed and thus the total remains at 199 since the crisis began.

Latest Data (12/04/2021)
14-Day Cumulative Rate (IA): 23.87  37% in two weeks
Positive PCR Tests in the past 14 days: 56  

* There has been some “revising” of figures at municipal level with El Vergel, Orba and Teulada having had their totals re-adjusted.

Comunidad Valenciana

As of 12/04/2021, 83 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed through PCR or antigen tests since the last update, bringing the recorded total since the pandemic began to 387,360 positive cases in the Comunidad Valenciana. There is currently 1 unassigned case.


There have been a total of new outbreaks of the disease across the Comunidad Valenciana, affecting 30 people; most are social in origin (67%).


There have been deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total for the Comunidad Valenciana to 7,219 people.


There are 374 people currently in hospitals across the Comunidad Valenciana who are being treated for the COVID-19 infection, 77 of which have been admitted to ICU wards.


1,079,226 doses of the vaccination have been administered throughout the Comunidad Valenciana. A total of 286,592 people have completed the vaccination programme in our region.

Latest IA Rate by Health Authority (07/04/2021)
 up on 14 days ago
 down on 14 days ago
66.22 – La Plana  91%
58.71 – Valencia Clinic La Malva Rosa  49%
55.06 – Vinaros  67%
51.87 – Valencia Dr.Peset  7%
48.78 – Valencia Arnau de Vilanova-Llíria  84%
45.75 – Valencia La Fe  63%
43.68 – Valencia Hospital General  15%
42.79 – Alacant Hospital General  125%
38.85 – La Marina Baixa  140%
35.23 – Manises  22%
32.61 – Dénia  37%
31.42 – Sant Joan de l’Alacant  46%
30.39 – Castelló  1%
30.12 – Elx  4%
29.13 – Requena  400%
25.69 – Sagunt  5%
22.71 – La Ribera  2%
22.68 – Elda  10%
22.58 – Torrevieja 62%
19.63 – Orihuela  34%
15.97 – Elx-Crevillent 32%
15.94 – Xàtiva-Ontinyent  45%
15.19 – Gandía  50%
11.67 – Alcoi  11%

Extreme Risk (>250)
High Risk (150-250)
Medium Risk (50-150)
Low Risk (20-50)
New Normal (<20)


Click below for all the regional news on the pandemic
COVID-19 News Archive – Comunidad Valenciana


As of 12/04/2021, Spain has recorded a total of 3,370,256 cases of COVID-19 infection. The 14-day IA rate1 is 199.00 which is 33.32% higher than 14 days ago and places the country in the ‘high risk’ bracket. The positivity rate2 is 8.05%, a 39.51% rise in two weeks.

There are 10,246 people currently being treated for COVID-19 in hospital, up 26.87% on two weeks ago, of which 2,582 are in ICU wards (up 37.49%). As of 12/04/2021, 8.19% of general wards and 21.57% of ICU beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients; both figures have risen.

As of 12/04/2021, 76,525 people have lost their lives to COVID-19.

As of 12/04/2021, 10,784,997 doses of the vaccination have been administered throughout the country. This total represents 89.9% of all vaccines delivered to Spain. A total of 3,108,437 people have completed the two-dose vaccination course with the three available vaccines, representing 7.7% of the population of Spain.

Latest IA Rate by Autonomous Region (12/04/2021)
 up on 14 days ago
 down on 14 days ago
537.41 – Melilla  7%
498.80 – Ceuta  85%
425.14 – Navarra  60%
336.41 – Madrid  32%
320.47 – País Vasco  37%
227.31 – Cataluña  10%
225.18 – Andalucia  63%
218.52 – Aragón  56%
211.62 – La Rioja  70%
196.67 – Castilla y León  58%
163.14 – Asturias  3%
161.09 – Cantabria  44%
157.98 – Castilla-La Mancha  75%
135.06 – Extremadura  43%
134.42 – Canarias  1%
75.39 – Galicia  9%
67.76 – Murcía  19%
57.36 – Baleares  13%
36.34 – Comunidad Valenciana  27%

Extreme Risk (>250)
High Risk (150-250)
Medium Risk (50-150)
Low Risk (20-50)
New Normal (<20)


EL PAÍS | 13 Apr 21 | As fourth coronavirus wave gains pace in Spain, experts call for tougher restrictions from regions

The more-infectious variant first detected in the United Kingdom now accounts for 90% of new infections in some areas, while the incidence rate across the country is approaching an extreme-risk level.

EL PAÍS | 13 Apr 21 | Spanish government resists pressure to extend state of alarm

The Basque Country wants the extraordinary measure to remain in place as it tackles a surge in coronavirus cases, but the executive is counting on the Covid-19 vaccination drive to flatten the curve.

EL PAÍS | 12 Apr 21 | Spain will use Janssen Covid-19 vaccine for the 70-79 age group

Five million doses of the one-shot treatment are expected to arrive before the start of summer.

EL PAÍS | 12 Apr 21 | Vaccination drive saves Spain’s care homes: from 771 Covid-19 deaths a week to just two

Senior residences have seen a 99.7% drop in fatalities and a 98% fall in infections since the end of January. A total 12 of the country’s 17 regions have not reported a single infection.

EL PAÍS | 12 Apr 21 | Coronavirus in Spain: What restrictions can be expected after the state of alarm ends on May 9?

Experts predict that limits on social gatherings will remain in place, but say the exact measures will depend on the vaccination drive and the impact of new, more-contagious strains of the virus.

EL PAÍS | 10 Apr 21 | Madrid reports major rise in missed vaccination appointments fueled by doubts over AstraZeneca

Other regions, meanwhile, say that there has been no drop in attendance, with a record 453,682 inoculations administered across Spain on Wednesday alone.

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. A rate above 250 indicates an ‘Extreme Risk’ that the infection is spreading. 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.

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