Xàbia sees sharp drop in new coronavirus cases

The evolution of the virus in the Comunidad Valenciana is putting more pressure on hospitals in the region.

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 based on the official figures given in these sources.


Xàbia has seen 21 new positive cases reported since the last update, a sharp decrease on the previous update. In addition, the number of positive PCR tests in the past 14 days has also halved whilst the IA rate has also dropped below 500 for the first time since before Christmas.

Latest Data (07/01/2021)
14-Day Cumulative Rate (IA): 470.95 
Positive PCR Tests in the past 14 days: 61 
Total Positive Cases: 584 (+21)
Total Deaths: 3 (no change)

Marina Alta

The Dénia Health Authority, which covers the Marina Alta region, has recorded 281 new infections since the last update, bringing the total to 3,996 positive cases since the crisis began.

There has been one new death since the last update, in Calp, bringing the total to 56 since the crisis began.

Latest Data (07/01/2021)
14-Day Cumulative Rate (IA): 535.69 
Positive PCR Tests in the past 14 days: 920 
Total Positive Cases: 3,996 (+281)
Total Deaths: 56 (+1)

The 281 new infections have been recorded in the following municipalities:

  • Dénia – 101
  • Teulada – 44
  • Calp – 40
  • Xàbia – 21
  • Benissa – 16
  • Gata de Gorgos – 15
  • Pego – 12
  • Ondara – 10
  • Pedreguer – 10
  • Orba – 5
  • El Vergel – 3
  • La Vall de Laguar 2
  • Alcalalí – 1
  • El Rafal d’Almùnia – 1
  • Poble Nou de Benitatxell – 1
  • La Vall d’Ebo – 1
  • Xàlo – 1

Comunidad Valenciana

The 14-day IA rate for the Comunidad Valenciana is 343.74 whilst the positivity rate2 for the Comunidad Valenciana is 24.77%, almost double the national average. The region remains at very high risk of the spread of the cirus.

Latest Data (07/01/2021)
(increase or decreases values since 24/12/2020)
Total Positive Cases: 159,615 (+22,707)
Positive Cases in 14 days: 16,940 (-1,626)
Total Hospitalizations: 16,940 (+1,514)
Current Hospitalizations: 2,578 (+324)
Current Beds Occupied (Ward): 22.29% (+1.72)
Current Beds Occupied (ICU): 35.08% (+1.04)

Latest IA Rate by Health Authority (07/01/2021)
 up on 14 days ago
 down on 14 days ago
890.94 – Xàtiva-Ontinyent 
866.20 – Requena 
791.68 – Alcoi 
610.21 – La Ribera 
535.69 – Dénia 
443.57 – Elda 
382.09 – Vinaros 
381.70 – Sagunt 
355.56 – Valencia Dr.Peset 
350.74 – Valencia La Fe 
346.77 – Valencia Clinic La Malva Rosa 
343.38 – La Plana 
270.65 – Castelló 
267.99 – Valencia Arnau de Vilanova-Llíria 
264.41 – La Marina Baixa 
252.74 – Valencia Hospital General 
236.25 – Elx 
249.24 – Sant Joan de l’Alacant 
238.53 – Gandía 
206.76 – Alacant Hospital General 
156.41 – Orihuela 
146.96 – Elx-Crevillent 
115.34 – Manises 
44.08 – Torrevieja 


On Tuesday, the Generalitat Valenciana tightened restrictions across the region and confined 26 municipalities totally. Click here to read more.

The region is facing a particular difficult January as the latest details confirm that it now has the worst data in the whole country in terms of hospitalizations – over 35% of ICU beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients – and deaths over the past 7 days (135) as well as the worst positivity rate in Spain which, at almost 25%, is almost double the national figure.

There is controversy in the capital of the region after more than 1,500 people were allowed to gather to watch a parade of the Three Kings on the evening of January 5th, just hours after the Generalitat issued further measures to combat the spread of infection.

Podemos has called on the regional government to impose a total confinement of its citizens, promoting home-working and closing all the schools in the Comunidad Valenciana.


Spain has passed the 2 million mark for positive cases of COVID-19. The national 14-day IA rate is 321.01, the first time it has risen above the 300 mark since November 26th.

Latest Data (07/01/2021)
(increase or decreases values since 24/12/2020)
Total Positive Cases: 2,024,904 (+169,953)
Total Deaths: 51,675 (+1,851)
Current Hospitalizations: 14,543 (+3,799)
Current % of Hospital Beds occupied by COVID patients: 11,93%
Current % of ICU Beds occupied by COVID patients: 23.97%

Latest IA Rate by Autonomous Region (04/01/2021)
 up on 14 days ago
 down on 14 days ago
716.58 – Extremadura 
526.29 – Baleares 
452.19 – Madrid 
411.47 – Cataluña 
397.62 – Castilla-La Mancha 
385.73 – La Rioja 
343.74 – Comunidad Valenciana 
305.25 – Melilla 
282.18 – Castilla y León 
238.03 – Murcía 
281.81 – Aragón 
248.89 – Ceuta 
241.21 – Navarra 
234.39 – Cantabria 
231.12 – Galicia 
216.60 – País Vasco 
186.56 – Andalucia
142.55– Asturias 
131.98 – Canarias 


Coronavirus cases in Spain has officially passed the two million mark, with the Spanish Government warning that difficult weeks lie ahead as signs suggest that a ‘third wave’ of infections is imminent. With the media talking of a new home lockdown for the entire country, a spokesperson from the Health Ministry’s Coordination Centre for Health Alerts (CCAES) said that perimetral lockdowns and limits on social gatherings proved their effectiveness during the ‘second wave’ and that “there are many measures to take before a strict confinement“.

Spain is due to receive 600,000 doses of the US Moderna vaccine in the next 7 to 10 days. In total, the country will be receiving 140 million doses of vaccine, enough for 70 million people, almost twice the population of Spain. Health Minister Fernando Illa acknowledged that the vaccination campaign has been slow in some regions (Asturias has administered 100% of vaccines it has received whilst neighbouring Cantabria has just 5.1%) but remains confident that things will improve. “We are reaching a steady pace. Now we are going to receive new doses of the Pfizer vaccine, we are going to administer the Moderna vaccine and there are others that are being reviewed by the European Medicines Agency, so we believe that by summer we will be able to achieve the very significant figure of 70% of the population vaccinated.

A new poll has found that almost 60% of Spaniards believed that central and regional governments should have taken tougher measures to control the pandemic whilst just 2.1% think that restrictions have been unnecessary.

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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