VIRUS UPDATE: Xàbia ends the week with no new positive cases

The Comunidad Valenciana remains the autonomous community with the lowest infection spread in Spain.

Friday 16th 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 0 new positive cases detected by PCR test reported since the last update on Tuesday 13th, the total remaining at 1,442 positive cases detected in Xàbia since the pandemic began. There have also been no new deaths, the total remains at 12.

Latest Data (14/04/2021)
14-Day Cumulative Rate (IA): 18.11  58% 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 15 new infections detected by PCR test since the last update, bringing the total to 9,806 positive cases since the crisis began.

The new infections have been reported in the following municipalities:

  • Dénia – 8
  • Calp – 5
  • Ondara – 1
  • Orba – 1

There has been 0 new deaths since the last update; the total remains at 199 since the crisis began.

Latest Data (14/04/2021)
14-Day Cumulative Rate (IA): 26.20  13% in two weeks
Positive PCR Tests in the past 14 days: 46  

Comunidad Valenciana

As of 14/04/2021, 220 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 387,823 positive cases in the Comunidad Valenciana. There is currently 1 unassigned case.


There have been a total of 11 new outbreaks of the disease across the Comunidad Valenciana, affecting 50 people; all are social in origin (100%).


There have been 5 new deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total for the Comunidad Valenciana to 7,241 people.


There are 322 people currently in hospitals across the Comunidad Valenciana who are being treated for the COVID-19 infection, 64 of which have been admitted to ICU wards.


1,197,718 doses of the vaccination have been administered throughout the Comunidad Valenciana. A total of 298,243 people have completed the vaccination programme in our region.

Latest IA Rate by Health Authority (14/04/2021)
 up on 14 days ago
 down on 14 days ago
76.90 – La Plana  89%
60.56 – Vinaros  150%
50.50 – Requena  550%
48.88 – Valencia Clinic La Malva Rosa  4%
48.78 – Valencia Arnau de Vilanova-Llíria  0%
48.29 – Valencia Dr.Peset  23%
43.71 – La Marina Baixa  84%
43.32 – Valencia La Fe  52%
40.99 – Alacant Hospital General  107%
40.66 – Valencia Hospital General  10%
33.67 – Sant Joan de l’Alacant  79%
31.80 – Castelló  5%
30.71 – Elx  13%
28.47 – Manises  6%
26.90 – Elda  6%
26.20 – Dénia  13%
25.02 – La Ribera  8%
24.19 – Torrevieja  80%
22.50  – Gandía  135%
20.26 – Sagunt  34%
17.25 – Orihuela  34%
12.85 – Elx-Crevillent  1%
12.85 – Xàtiva-Ontinyent  57%
11.67 – Alcoi  16%

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 15/04/2021, Spain has recorded a total of 3,396,685 cases of COVID-19 infection. The 14-day IA rate1 is 202.72 which is 30.99% higher than 14 days ago and places the country in the ‘high risk’ bracket. The positivity rate2 is 7.93%, a 33.44% rise in two weeks.

There are 9,724 people currently being treated for COVID-19 in hospital, up 21.18% on two weeks ago, of which 2,259 are in ICU wards (up 25.78%). As of 15/04/2021, 7.76% of general wards and 21.39% of ICU beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients; both figures have been dropping over the past few days.

As of 15/04/2021, 76,882 people have lost their lives to COVID-19.

As of 15/04/2021, 11,885,085 doses of the vaccination have been administered throughout the country. This total represents 87.4% of all vaccines delivered to Spain. A total of 3,253,537 people have completed the two-dose vaccination course with the three available vaccines, representing 8.1% of the population of Spain.

Latest IA Rate by Autonomous Region (15/04/2021)
 up on 14 days ago
 down on 14 days ago
596.43 – Ceuta  103%
511.05 – Melilla  9%
436.78 – Navarra  42%
358.93 – País Vasco  48%
348.53 – Madrid  25%
253.67 – Aragón  65%
225.12 – Andalucia  74%
219.83 – Cataluña  7%
207.87 – La Rioja  30%
198.92 – Castilla y León  39%
170.70 – Cantabria  56%
168.83 – Castilla-La Mancha  54%
168.53 – Asturias  4%
142.95 – Extremadura  39%
131.62 – Canarias  2%
78.28 – Galicia  15%
63.92 – Murcía – 0%
58.81 – Baleares  12%
35.57 – Comunidad Valenciana  23%

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


EL PAÍS | 16 Apr 21 | Spain will not require coronavirus tests or quarantines for travelers arriving with ‘vaccine passports’

The European Union’s ‘Digital Green Certificate’ is due to come into force in June, and will allow for people to arrive in the country ‘in a safer manner,’ according to the Health Ministry.

EL PAÍS | 15 Apr 21 | Spain reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases as fourth wave takes hold

While contagion rates are rising in most of the country’s regions, they are falling in Valencia, Galicia and Murcia, where the epidemic is more under control.

EL PAÍS | 15 Apr 21 | Why have schools been able to stay open in Spain but not in neighboring countries?

According to a recent study, the country is one of the OECD nations where students have missed out on the fewest days of in-class learning.

EL PAÍS | 14 Apr 21 | Spain’s immunization goals face new challenge as Janssen vaccine put on hold

Although the target of vaccinating 70% of the adult population can still be reached with the other medications, the one-shot dose was set to speed up the rollout.

EL PAÍS | 14 Apr 21 | Spain’s Covid-19 vaccination drive moves on to people in their seventies and high-risk patients

Consult our breakdown of how immunization is progressing in each region as authorities race to contain a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

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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