Tuesday, October 26

Covid infections increase 52% in the province during the last week

Patients in their vehicles undergo a sample collection for a PCR test.  |

Patients in their vehicles undergo a sample collection for a PCR test. |

The rhythm of the pandemic accelerates again in the province of Alicante, where coronavirus cases have grown 52% in just one week, from 1,960 positives between December 4 and 10 to 2,984 in the last week. Yesterday, Health notified 611 new positives and in the whole of the Valencian Community there were once again more than 2,000 daily cases, specifically 2,190. Valencia is already the fourth autonomy with the worst records of the pandemic in all of Spain.

This increase in cases occurs when it is just over a week after the Immaculate Bridge and the starting gun to shopping and christmas preparations, so the worst omens from the experts would be fulfilled in the sense that the increase in displacement and crowds has had a negative impact on the pandemic. Especially considering that the Valencian Community had not been able to bend the curve and the cases were going down, but very slowly, contrary to what is happening in other regions of Spain.

In some localities, the situation is complicated. It is the case of Callosa d’en Sarrià, where the local council has asked its neighbors to stay at home and to avoid any unnecessary personal contact. It has done so through one side given the health situation that the municipality is going through due to the coronavirus. And it is that, according to the latest data offered by Health last Tuesday, there would have been 25 positives in the last 14 days. In addition, this Thursday, the regional department has reported an outbreak in the municipality with five cases of labor origin.

Thus, the City Council has decided to cancel all sports and cultural activities. But also, from the Health Center “the population is asked not to go there, except in strictly necessary cases.”

Callosa d’en Sarrià is not the only municipality in the region that has suspended activities and asked residents to stay home. Sella did it a few days ago with a «self-confinement»And the closure of bars due to an outbreak that reaches 24 positives, according to Health. Tàrbena also suspended all activities last week and closed spaces.


The covid has also left four deaths in the last hours in the province and 16 throughout the Valencian Community, of which seven were residents of nursing homes. The good news continues to be in hospitals, where this increase in infections has not yet arrived. In fact, the number of admitted patients continues to decline and yesterday there were four fewer people on the floors of Alicante hospitals, up to a total of 302 patients.

In the Intensive Care Units of the province there were four fewer patients admitted yesterday, up to 71. As for the new outbreaks, there are a total of 13 in the province of Alicante. One of the most numerous has been detected in an educational center in the city of Alicante and affects 7 people.

As highlighted yesterday from the Ministry of Health, a total of 1,000,099 people have undergone a PCR test for the detection of the coronavirus in the Valencian Community since the beginning of the pandemic. Of all of them, 89% have given a negative result.

Family doctors go to the Síndic

Valencian society asks Ángel Luna to act in defense of quality healthcare

The Board of Directors of the Valencian Society of Family and Community Medicine has delivered to the Ombudsman his proposal for action in Primary Care. The entity requests Ángel Luna “an action in defense of the right to quality healthcare for citizens in Primary Care through active supervision of legislative activity and the budgetary allocations that public administrations execute on this level of care.”

The document has been delivered in a coordinated manner in all the analogous institutions of the 17 autonomous communities by the member Societies of the semFYC federation. The documents delivered indicate the basic development axes of Primary Care «aimed at improving the care provided to individuals and their families. Among these axes the semFYC marks as priorities “the need to improve and renew infrastructure; the provision of sufficient technical means for non-face-to-face clinical care, or the hiring of necessary health and non-health personnel, with stable and worthy contracts ”.


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