Xàbia records 8 new positives; Marina Alta cases increase by 76


Xàbia has recorded 8 new infections this week, bringing the total number to 196 since the crisis began. The 14-day cumulative rate (IA) rises to 105.06 new infections per 100,000. The death toll remains at 3.

Marina Alta

The Dénia Health Authority, which covers the Marina Alta region, has recorded 76 new infections since the last update bringing the total to 1,680 positive cases since the crisis began.

The 14-day IA rate now stands at 125.10 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants, a rise of 20.76% on the previous figure. It is still one of the lowest rates in the whole Comunidad Valenciana, only improved on by Torrevieja (121.49) and La Marina Baixa (95.51). However, the rate has risen by almost 250% over the past 14 days, one of the biggest increases in the region with only the health authority in Gandìa seeing a bigger rise (286%).

The death toll in the Marina Alta remains at 30.

The new infections have been recorded in the following municipalities:

  • Dénia – 25 (two outbreaks of social origin identified in the municipality)
  • Teulada – 14
  • Xàbia – 8
  • Calp – 7
  • Benissa – 4
  • Pego – 4
  • El Vergel – 3
  • Beniarbeig – 2
  • Pedreguer – 2
  • Benimeli – 1
  • El Poble Nou de Benitatxell – 1
  • El Rafòl d’Almunia – 1
  • Els Poblets – 1
  • La Vall de Laguar – 1
  • Ondara – 1
  • Parcent – 1

Comunidad Valenciana

The latest figures published by the Ministry of Health (Nº 244) show that the 14-day IA rate in the Comunidad Valenciana has slightly dropped by 1.49% to 258.61. However, the region has recorded the largest percentage rise of any autonomous region in the country this week, 15% since Monday, one point above Murcia. Active cases now stand at 13,079.

There have been 32 coronavirus outbreaks across the region in the past 24 hours, three-quarters of which have been related to ‘social origin’

The percentage of hospital beds in the region being occupied by coronavirus patients has been rising throughout the week to the point of edging the region’s hospital status in the ‘Extreme Risk’ category. The number of ICU beds occupied by coronavirus patients has risen 82% in 14 days.

In terms of health authority IA rates, Manises has seen its IA rate more than double this week (164.56) and there have been big percentage rises in Valencia-La Malva Rosa, Sagunt, Vinaros and La Plana.

A decree issued by the Generalitat Valenciana this morning (Friday) has shut the municipalities of Elda (14-day IA rate 881.83) and Petrer (834.40), restricting entry and exit for 14 days from midnight tonight. It also confirmed that the closure of the land borders of the Comunidad Valenciana will remain in place for another six days from midnight tonight.


The national 14-day IA rate has dropped slightly to 527.30 new infections per 100,000 population in the last 24 hours.

The Spanish government has suggested that it would wait ‘two or three weeks‘ before taking tougher coronavirus measures to avoid the possibility of a nationwide home lockdown and prevent further damage to the country’s economy. Health minister Salvador Illa said: “We have to be strict and give ourselves enough time for the measures to have an effect, which is between two and three weeks. Not before.”

The IA rate in Murcia has risen by 43% in the past week and the regional government has reacted by ordered the hospitality sector to close for 14 days from Saturday 7th November, with only take-away or home-delivery allowed, and has called on local councils to close parks and gardens from 7.00pm each evening.

The hospitality sector and shopping centres in Castilla y León will be closed from today (Friday) in a bid to halt the spread of infection through the region, which recently moved to Level 5 ‘Extreme Risk’, the highest of the country’s coronavirus alert system.

In Asturias, all non-essential business activities have been suspended from today (Friday) but a request to place its inhabitants into a 15-day home confinement has been turned down by central government on the basis that it was better to first assess the impact of the current restrictions.

Cantabria has decreed a perimeter confinement of all its municipalities and the closure of all indoor bars and restaurants, although consumption on terraces will still be permitted, as the region battles with hospital bed occupation levels which are a “red alert” status.

Despite having one of the lowest 14-day IA rates in the country, Galicia has also opted to close bars and restaurants in 60 municipalities from today (Friday) for at least one month. The regional government said that it was acting to avoid a home lockdown and “save Christmas”.

The IA rates in Navarra and Comunidad de Madrid have dropped over the past week, both regions having been subject to increased restrictions over the past couple of weeks, suggesting that lockdown measures do work. In the case of Madrid, the rate has dropped by 20% since last week.

COVID-19 C.Valenciana: Monitorage de la Situació
Ministero de Sanidad: Actualización nº 244 (05/11/2020)
Decreto 16/2020 del Presidente de la Generalitat (05/11/2020)
ECDC COVID-19 Situation Update
El Pais
Reuters España

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