VIRUS UPDATE: Xàbia detects 4 new cases; Valencia moves down to Risk Level 3

The Comunidad Valenciana drops to Risk Level 3 for the first time since December 16th.

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 new positive cases detected by PCR test reported since the last update on Tuesday 9th, taking the total to 1,405 positive cases found in Xàbia since the pandemic began. There have been no deaths since the last update, the total remains at 10.

Latest Data (21/02/2021)
14-Day Cumulative Rate (IA): 123.17  77% in two weeks
Positive PCR Tests in the past 14 days: 34  77% in two weeks

Marina Alta

The Dénia Health Authority, which covers the Marina Alta region, has recorded 33 new infections detected by PCR test since the last update, bringing the total to 9,545* positive cases since the crisis began. The 14-day IA rate has fallen and the Marina Alta remains one of the lowest figures in the whole of the Comunidad Valenciana.

The new infections include:

  • Calp: 10 – 1 death
  • Dénia: 5 – 1 death
  • Ondara: 5 – 1 death
  • Xàbia: 4
  • Pego: 3
  • Teulada: 2
  • Beniarbeig: 1
  • Benissa: 1
  • El Vergel: 1
  • Orba: 1
  • Xàlo: 1

There have been 5 new deaths since the last update, bringing the total to 169 since the crisis began.

Latest Data (21/02/2021)
14-Day Cumulative Rate (IA): 139.16  47% in two weeks
Positive PCR Tests in the past 14 days: 239  74% in two weeks

* Note: This figure has been derived from totalling the PCR test figures given for each of the municipalities which are served by Denia Health Authority, which covers the Marina Alta region. This total differs from that figure given for the health authority as a whole by 4 cases (9541). We don’t know why and, in all honesty, we’ve given up trying to work out why since the authorities have been pretty inconsistent in some of their data reporting. Thus, we feel that the total sum of the individual municipalities gives a better picture of the situation in our region.

Comunidad Valenciana

The Comunidad Valencia has dropped to Risk Level 3, a standard set by the Ministry of Health, for the first time since December 16th. Thus, the region becomes a “high risk” area for coronavirus infections, reducing from “extreme risk“, a level for regions where there are incidents of more than 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

As of 22/02/2021, 189 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed through PCR or antigen tests; by province, the distribution of these new cases is 35 in Castellón, 89 in Valencia, and 65 in Alicante. In total, 375,223 positive cases have been recorded in the Comunidad Valenciana. There are currently 2 unassigned cases.


There have been a total of new outbreaks of the disease across the Comunidad Valenciana, all in the province of Valencia.

The origins of these new outbreaks can be assigned as follows:

  • 100% social
  • 0% education
  • 0% work

Active Cases

The data shows that there are currently 15,613 active cases of COVID-19 in the Comunidad Valenciana, with represents 4.04% of the total number of positives cases recorded.


There have been 35 deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total for the Comunidad Valenciana to 6,437 people; by province, the distribution of the deaths is 739 Castellón, 3,284 Valencia, and 2,414 Alicante.


There are 1,587 people currently in hospitals across the Comunidad Valenciana who are being treated for the COVID-19 infection; by province, the distribution is 156 Castellón with 24 patients in ICU, 764 Valencia with 202 in ICU, and 667 Alicante with 142 in ICU.


2,689 new recoveries from COVID-19 have been registered; in total, 364,655 people in the Comunidad Valenciana have overcome the disease since the pandemic began.


271,608 doses of the vaccination have been administered throughout the Comunidad Valenciana. A total of 99,364 people have completed the vaccination programme in our region.

NOTE: Since the local health authorities will be making contact via telephone or SMS with regards to appointments for vaccination, it is essential that your SIP details are up-to-date. Click on the link below to update them.

NOTE: HELP of DAMA have confirmed that legal residents without a SIP card should present their residency details, an up-to-date Padrón certificate, and a contact number (Spanish) to request a “Nº de SIP sin cobertura y privados” to register to receive the vaccine. You will then be contacted when your age group is to be administered with the jab. You should only apply closer to the time of your age group’s schedule and respect the administration hours of the health centre. Be aware that you may be charged, although this isn’t for the vaccine itself but for the procedure. If you need help or advice, please contact

Latest IA Rate by Health Authority 21/01/2021)
 up on 14 days ago
 down on 14 days ago
331.93 – Elx  79%
302.74 – Elda  82%
287.30 – La Plana  70%
277.94 – Valencia Dr.Peset  74%
271.96 – Xàtiva-Ontinyent  76%
263.58 – Castelló  66%
254.93 – Valencia Hospital General  75%
248.12 – Alacant Hospital General  79%
239.14 – Valencia La Fe  76%
233.22 – Elx-Crevillent  78%
223.56 – Valencia Clinic La Malva Rosa  77%
219.52 – Valencia Arnau de Vilanova-Llíria  74%
212.42 – Sagunt  74%
207.39 – Sant Joan de l’Alacant  79%
196.26 – Orihuela  81%
188.21 – Manises  77%
168.55 – Alcoi  87%
155.26 – Vinaros  77%
149.38 – La Ribera  81%
143.46 – Gandía  82%
140.30 – La Marina Baixa  82%
139.16 – Dénia  80%
116.53 – Requena  81%
104.82 – Torrevieja  85%


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


As of 22/02/2021, Spain has recorded a total of 3,153,971 cases of COVID-19 infection. The 14-day IA rate1 is 252.19; it has dropped by 62% in the past two weeks. The positivity rate2 has dropped to 7.69%, a drop of 22% in the past two weeks.

There are 15,208 people currently being treated for COVID-19 in hospital, of which 3,533 are in ICU wards. As of 22/02/2021, 12.10% of general wards and 33.02% of ICU beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients.

As of 22/02/2021, 67,636 people have lost their lives to COVID-19.

As of 22/02/2021, 3,090,351 doses of the vaccination have been administered throughout the country – 2,837,196 Pfizer/BioNtech, 132,433 Modena, and 120,722 AstraZeneca/Oxford – representing 85.3% of all vaccines delivered to Spain. A total of 1,197,061 people have completed the two-dose vaccination course with the Pfizer/BioNtech and Modena vaccines, representing 38.7% of vaccines already administered.

Latest IA Rate by Autonomous Region (22/02/2021)
 up on 14 days ago
 down on 14 days ago
435.90 – Melilla  48%
383.41 – Madrid  52%
349.15 – Ceuta  36%
297.22 – País Vasco  42%
281.52 – Andalucia  64%
297.77 – Aragón  53%
272.84 – Castilla y León  71%
261.15 – Asturias  56%
242.98 – Cataluña  45%
224.01 – Comunidad Valenciana  76%
216.56 – Galicia  64%
186.78 – Castilla-La Mancha  72%
174.68 – Cantabria  43%
164.17 – Navarra  61%
151.68 – Murcía  75%
146.78 – La Rioja  84%
118.49 – Baleares  65%
111.27 – Extremadura  79%
108.94 – Canarias  31%


Spain among world leaders in administering second Covid-19 dose, but strategy under debate
External Link: El Pais – 23/02/2021

Spanish region vaccinates 7,000 adults living with a disability in a week
External Link: El Pais – 22/02/2021

As cases drop, some Spanish regions relax Covid-19 restrictions
External Link: El Pais – 19/02/2021

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.

Resource Links

CCAES Actualización Nº 312 – 22/02/2021

GIV COVID-19 Vacunación · Informe de Actividad – 22/02/2021

COVID-19 C. Valenciana: Monitoratge de la situació – 21/02/2021