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Alicante stabilizes infections with 132 new cases in 24 hours and adds only 3 deaths in two days


Sanitarians carry out PCR tests.

Sanitarians carry out PCR tests.

Coronavirus infections in the province stabilize and this Monday practically the same new cases have been reported as on Sunday. The Ministry of Health has reported 132 new positives in 24 hours in Alicante, a similar figure to that of a day before, which was 135, and which represents a decrease compared to the previous week in which the average was 200 infections a day. In addition, the autonomic department communicated yesterday only 3 deaths in two days in the province, a figure well below that reported in recent weeks.

In fact, since mid-December there has not been such a low figure in the number of deaths, although it must be taken into account that Health does not report the death toll every day. For example, on Sundays this figure is not reported. With everything, since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,528 people have lost their lives in the province. In the Valencian Community there have been 18 deaths due to coronavirus since Saturday, so the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic is 6,714 people: 758 in the province of Castellón and 3,428 in that of Valencia, in addition to those of Alicante.

The curve of the third wave remits in the province and in the region. The Valencian Community, according to Health reports, added 360 new cases of coronavirus confirmed by PCR test or through antigen test since Sunday, which puts the total number of positives at 378,964 people. By provinces, 16 new positives have occurred in Castellón (38,726 in total) and 211 in the province of Valencia (197,687). In Alicante, With those 132 more infections, the total figure since March 2020 is 142.549. In addition, a new unassigned case has been reported, bringing the total number of unassigned cases in the entire Valencian Community to 2.

Discharges to patients are already ten times more than infections. In the Valencian community have been 1,517 discharges; 374,799 people who have overcome the disease since the pandemic began. By province, registrations are distributed as follows: 38,414 in Castellón, 140,550 in Alicante and 195,779 in Valencia, in addition to 56 not assigned.

And as for vaccines, Health has administered a total of 325,484 doses of the coronavirus vaccine. By provinces, 40,506 in Castellón, 116,765 in Alicante and 168,213 in Valencia. 102,831 people have received the two doses of the vaccine.

The situation in hospitals is also stable, although in the province the number of people admitted has increased slightly in the last 24 hours. The autonomous department has reported this Monday that Valencian hospitals currently have 1,117 people admitted: 107 in the province of Castellón, with 19 patients in ICU; and 518 in the province of Valencia, 125 of them in ICU. In Alicante there are 492 admitted, which represents six more people than on Sunday, 124 of them in the ICU, that is, two less than the day before.

According to the data recorded, there are currently 8,931 active cases, which represents 2.29% of the total positives.

Residences

The situation in the residences of the Valencian Community continues to improve although there are still a large number of infections and deaths. Since the last update, there are 64 new positives among residents, 44 among workers and 19 people have lost their lives. Thus, Health explained that the number of deaths in residences is higher than the global count reported in the Community this Monday because that data has not been updated since Friday. On the other hand, on Saturday the global number of deaths was updated.

Since the last update, positive cases in nursing homes have been reduced to 85 (8 in the province of Castellón, 27 in the province of Alicante and 50 in the province of Valencia), 15 centers of functional diversity (1 in the province of Castellón, 2 in the province of Alicante and 12 in the province of Valencia) and 2 centers for minors (1 in the province of Alicante and 1 in the province of Valencia). Currently, 38 residences are under active health control surveillance in the Valencian Community: 5 in the province of Castellón, 15 in the province of Alicante and 18 in the province of Valencia.

Thus, in the community they have registered 6 new shoots since the last update, one of them in the province of Alicante. Specifically and Aspe and within the workplace with six related cases.

  • Valencia: 3 cases. Educational field

  • Alcázar: 4 cases. Social origin

  • Valencia: 6 cases. Social origin

  • Aspe: 6 cases. Labor origin
  • Valencia: 5 cases. Social origin

  • Valencia: 4 cases. Social origin


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