Tuesday 25th May 2021 – Compiled by MIKE SMITH
Three new positive cases have been detected in Xàbia in the last 14 days, according to the latest update from the regional health ministry, the number of positive cases recorded in the town since the beginning of the pandemic rising to 1,475.
The municipality’s 14-day IA rate, a measure of the speed at which the virus moves through the population, has risen again to 39.26 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, maintaining the town in the ‘Low Risk’ category.
There have been no new deaths in Xàbia since late March and the number for remains at 12.
In the Marina Alta region, there have been 3 new positive cases detected in the past 14 days (all in Xàbia) whilst the total number of positive cases since the pandemic began has been confirmed as 10,094. Consequently, the 14-day IA rate has dropped to 31.06 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and the region remains in the ‘Low Risk’ category. There have been no new deaths since the last update and the region’s toll remains 203.
Adsubia remains the only municipality in the Marina Alta in the ‘High Risk’ category with a 14-day IA rate of 163.67 whilst Llíber (120.48), Benissa (97.45) and El Vergel (63.71) are at the ‘Medium Risk’ level. El Poble Nou de Benitatxell (44.92), Xàbia (39.26), Dénia (35.02), Xaló (34.87) and Calp (25.72) are in the ‘Low Risk’ category, whilst the rest of the municipalities in the region are at the ‘New Normal’ level, with 21 of them – mostly in the inland valleys – showing no infection spread over the last 14 days.
Spain’s 14-day IA rate is 129.41 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and the country remains in the ‘Medium Risk’ category. The rate has dropped more than 31.5% in the past two weeks, along with the Positivity Rate, the measure of how many coronavirus tests return positive, which has dropped to 4.94%, its lowest level of the year; a value of 5% or less indicates that transmission of the virus is under control.
Across the autonomous regions, the País Vasco still leads the way with a 14-day IA rate of 219.59 but it has been steadily decreasing over the past week and the region finally drops into the ‘Medium Risk’ category. The autonomous city Ceuta (14.25) remains the only region in the ‘New Normal’ category. The Comunidad Valenciana (28.50) is at the ‘Low Risk’ level.
Infection spread has continued dropped in the majority of Spain’s autonomous regions and enclaves; Murcia continues to defy the trend, it’s 14-day IA rate having risen slowly to 70.93 – a rise of 5%, the only region to rise in the past two weeks – but the region still remains in the ‘Low Risk’ category.
The newspaper El País has reported that pressure on Spain’s intensive care units is easing as coronavirus cases continue to fall across the country, although some experts are concerned that there could be a new wave of admissions as social interaction increases. Joan Ramon Masclans, head of an ICU in Barcelona, admitted that “we are very worried about what could happen with the 40 to 60 age groups, who are the parents of the youngsters who are going out and who are not yet vaccinated”.
Spain has administered 24,534,056 doses of vaccine, which is 95.3% of those which it has already received. A total of 8,130,648 people have completed the recommended course, which is 20.3% of the total of the population which is to be vaccinated (40,129,822).
According to the latest data provided by the health authorities, 93.8% of people aged 60 and over in Spain have received at least one dose, with 54.2% having completed the recommended course.
The Comunidad Valenciana has administered 2,485,534 doses of vaccine, which is 91.5% of the total which it has received. A total of 804,927 people have completed the recommended course, which 18.8% of the population which is to be vaccinated (4,289,305).
According to the latest data provided by the health authorities, 94.1% of people aged 60 and over in the Comunidad Valenciana have received at least one dose, with 50.5% having completed the recommended course.
- Actualización nº 381. Enfermedad por el coronavirus (COVID-19). 24.05.2021
- GIV COVID-19 Gestión integral de la vacunación COVID-19
- COVID-19 C. Valenciana: Monitoratge de la situació