Tuesday, September 21

France and Italy multiply by thirteen the infections per inhabitant of the Valencian Community


Archive photograph of PCR tests in Elche, in the province of Alicante.

Archive photograph of PCR tests in Elche, in the province of Alicante.
ANTONIO AMORÓS

The Valencian Community It is still the autonomy that is registering the best indicators in the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic during the last two weeks throughout Spain. And, according to the latest report published by the Ministry of Health, the national average triples the number of covid infections in the provinces of Valencia, Alicante and Castellón per inhabitant.

The cumulative incidence per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days in Spain stands at 128.17 infections. In the Valencian Community, this figure is reduced to just over 36 new positives registered since the first week of March until now. In addition, the autonomous region is the one with the lowest incidence in the entire Western world when compared with the main countries of Europe, America and Asia such as the US, Israel, Canada, Germany or Sweden. Only Korea or Japan present better records than the Valencian Community today.

The evolution of the coronavirus pandemic is being very positive although the president Ximo Puig is sending various messages of prudence and has avoided breastfeeding as deaths and infections decline.

Despite the good data, and partly because of the fear of a fourth wave, the Generalitat has opted for a de-escalation of the restrictions with caution to avoid new rises as in other autonomies or the rest of Europe, fully immersed in new confinements with which they try to stop the virus. And the Valencian government does not want to launch the bells to the flight because around the Easter holidays the situation may get worse again as some experts already point out.

The comparison of the incidence that the Community registers with neighboring countries confirms the good situation of the territory but, on the other hand, makes it possible to assess that this valley could well experience rising curves of contagions such as those that are suffering, for example, in France.

With 35,000 infections in the last 24 hours, Paris and 15 other departments confined, the Gallic country multiplies by thirteen the number of infections registered in the Community in the last two weeks. The same happens with Italy, with an incidence of more than 505 cases. Poland and Sweden add fifteen times more positive per 100,000 inhabitants than the Valencian Community, with accumulated incidences of 583 and 550 cases, respectively.

Vaccination campaign

The mass vaccination campaign launched by the Government of Boris Johnson with AstraZeneca seems to be paying off in UK. The country presents an incidence of the virus in the last two weeks similar to the Spanish one, with 119 cases, which is three times more than those registered in the Valencian territory. Portugal also improves. The Portuguese double the contagions of the autonomic territory with 87 cases for every 100,000 people.

Within the set of countries whose reports on infections are more detailed, only Japan and South Korea present better accumulated incidence figures. The two Asian countries have three times less infections per inhabitant. Japan has an incidence of only 12 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and South Korea, 11.7, compared to 36 in C. Valenciana.


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