VIRUS UPDATE: Xàbia’s infection spread rate rises above 750 for first time since end of January

Dénia has become the second-highest health authority in the Comunidad Valenciana for infection spread rate.

Tuesday 27th July 2021 – Compiled by MIKE SMITH


Xàbia

The total number of positive coronavirus cases detected by PCR test in Xàbia has climbed to 1,860, according to the latest update from the regional health ministry, a rise of 77 since the last update on Friday 23rd July.

The municipality’s 14-day IA rate, a measure of the speed at which the virus moves through the population, has climbed to 756.71 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 1,340 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 climbed to to 785.35 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and it remains in the ‘Extreme Risk’ alert level. The rate is now the second-highest in the whole of the Comunidad Valenciana.

There have been no new deaths since the last update and the region’s toll remains 203.

The total number of positive cases since the pandemic began is now 12,252 since the last update on Friday 23rd July, a rise of 380.

  • 102 – Dénia
  • 77 – Xàbia
  • 70 – Calp
  • 24 – Pego
  • 20 – Teulada-Moraira
  • 19 – Benissa; Pedreguer
  • 15 – El Vergel
  • 8 – Ondara
  • 6 – Gata de Gorgos; Orba
  • 4 – El Poble Nou de Benitatxell
  • 2 – Beniarbeig; Parcent
  • 1 – Benidoleig; Benimeli; El Rafol d’Almúnia; Els Poblets; Vall de Gallinera; Xaló

Municipalities at EXTREME RISK level
Adsubia; Benidoleig; Benigembla; Benissa; Calp; Dénia; El Ràfol d’Almúnia; El Vergel; Els Poblets; Gata de Gorgos; Ondara; Orba; Parcent; Pedreguer; Pego; Poble Nou de Benitatxell; Teulada-Moraira; Vall de Gallinera; Xàbia.

Municipalities at HIGH RISK level
Alcalalí; Benimeli; Murla

Municipalities at MEDIUM RISK level
Beniarbeig; Sanet y Negrals; Xaló

Municipalities at LOW RISK level
None

Autonomous Regions at NEW NORMAL level
Castell de Castells; Lliber; Sagra; Senija; Tormos; Vall d’Alcala; Vall d’Ebo; Vall de Laguar


Spain

Spain’s 14-day IA rate is 700.10 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and the country remains in the ‘Extreme Risk’ category.

The Positivity Rate, the measure of how many coronavirus tests return positive, has risen to 16.16%. 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 7.85% whilst the percentage of beds in ICU wards occupied by COVID-19 patients has risen to 16.16%.

Across Spain, all 19 autonomous communities and cities have seen positives cases rise over the past two weeks.

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; Murcia; Navarra; País Vasco

Autonomous Regions at HIGH RISK level
Melilla

Autonomous Regions at MEDIUM RISK level
None

Autonomous Regions at LOW RISK level
None

Autonomous Regions at NEW NORMAL level
None


Vaccination (26.07.21)

Spain has administered 54,259,325 doses of vaccine, which is 97.0% of those which it has already received. A total of 25,944,318 people have completed the recommended course, which is 61.6% of the total of the population which is to be vaccinated (40,129,822).

According to the latest data provided by the health authorities, 92.0% of people aged 40 and over in Spain have received at least one dose, with 86.0% having completed the recommended course.

The Comunidad Valenciana has administered 5,476,746 doses of vaccine, which is 92.0% of the total which it has received. A total of 2,579,421 people have completed the recommended course, which 57.5% of the population which is to be vaccinated (4,289,305).

According to the latest data provided by the health authorities, 92.8% of people aged 40 and over in the Comunidad Valenciana have received at least one dose, with 84.4% having completed the recommended course.

The newspaper El Pais has reported that Spain’s vaccination campaign is progressing at a good speed with more than half the population fully vaccinated, the highest coverage rate in the European Union, and it is on track to meet its target of 70% of the population immunized by mid-August.

Health Minister Carolina Darias has admitted that there could be a need for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine due to the new variants of the coronavirus which could reduce the protection already being offered by the existing vaccine schedule, although this has not yet been proved by scientific research. She also admitted that citizens will almost certainly need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 every year.



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