Xàbia has recorded a single new COVID-19 infection over the weekend, taking the total number to 162 since the health crisis began in March whilst the accumulated infection rate per 100,000 people over the past 14 days has remained at 28,98. There have been no new deaths, the total number remaining at three.
Across the Marina Alta region, which is administered by the health authority based in Dénia, there have been 15 new infections, a slight decrease on the previous available data (Oct 15), according to data provided by the Valencian health authority, bringing the accumulated total to 1.402 since the health crisis began. Murla has recorded its first case since the health crisis began.
- Dénia – 5
- Gata de Gorgos – 3
- Benissa – 2
- Xaló – 2
- Calp – 1
- Murla – 1
- Xàbia – 1
The accumulated infection rate for the whole of the Marina Alta has risen very slightly to 23,28 per 100,000 (over 14 days), well below the figure of 115,75 for the whole of the Comunidad Valenciana, a rate which is only bettered by the Canary Islands whose figure has dropped to 77,23.
At the other end of the scale, Navarra continues to struggle to reduce the spread of infection (945,41 per 100,000), well ahead of the African enclave of Melilla (713,40) and La Rioja (530,94). Three regions have shown slight decreases in their rates since the last update: Region de Madrid (-12,54), Castilla-La Mancha (-2,26) and Canarias (-0,34).
The national infection rate figure stands at 312,20 per 100,000 over the past 14 days. Across Europe, cases are climbing with the Czech Republic taking over at the top with 905.1 new infections per 100,000 people over the past two weeks. Belgium is still struggling as its rate take a huge leap to 828,60 whilst the Netherlands (553.4) and France (426.8) are dealing with large spikes in infections with local lockdowns. The United Kingdom has experienced a tiny rise to 338,2 although there are regional variations resulting in local lockdowns.
Spain approaches the 1 million mark for confirmed infections
The latest figures released by the Ministry of Health show that Spain is closing in on the 1 million mark for confirmed infections after registering a new record high number of cases reported in a single day: 37,899.
With the 14-day accumulated cases per 100,000 people rising to 312, another record has been set. However, there are large differences in the rates between the country’s regions and Ildefonso Hernández, from the Spanish Public Health Society (SESPAS), said that a handful of regions are actually starting to stabilize.
However, Fernando Simón, director of the Health Ministry’s Coordination Center for Health Alerts (CCAES), admitted that the country as a whole was not progressing as well as he would like and that there has been a small rising trend similar to that being registered across the rest of Europe.
He called on the population to comply with the rules even more now that winter is approaching or be prepared to experience even more restrictive measures in the future that will have a clear social and economic impact.
Navarra to shut itself off from the rest of the country
From this Thursday 22nd October, the region of Navarra will be closed off with people only allowed to enter or exit the area for work reasons, to access care services or in cases of emergency.
Bars and restaurants will be closed for two weeks whilst commercial, cultural and sportings activities will have to stop at 9.00pm. Social gatherings will be limited to family units and that who live together, apart from people who live alone or need special care or attention.
More local lockdowns in Castilla y León
Aranda de Duero has joined a growing list of municipalities in the region being subject to a perimetral confinement protocol as figures suggest that infections are spreading out of control. It joins Burgos, León, Palencia, Salamanca as well as Miranda de Ebro and Medina del Campo which have already been placed in local lockdown status.