Tuesday, May 24

Infections continue to drop to a minimum of 8 months ago: 24 more in one day in Alicante

Sanitarians carry out PCR tests.

Sanitarians carry out PCR tests.
Manuel R. Sala

Infections in the province continue to decline and in the last 24 hours they have only been reported 24 more cases, a figure that is located in the data of eight months ago, specifically at the end of July, in the middle of summer. Thus, it is the second consecutive day with a number of positives that does not exceed 40 since on Sunday only 34 cases were reported in Alicante. The Ministry of Health has also communicated tthree more deceased in two dayss (since this data was not updated on Sunday), also one of the days with the least deaths in recent months.

And it is that the curve of the third wave is in its lowest part both in the province and in the Valencian Community where they have been notified 87 new confirmed coronavirus cases by PCR test or through antigen test in one day; the total number of positives is 383,192 people since the pandemic began. By province, the distribution of new positives is as follows: 15 in Castellón (39,095 in total), 24 in Alicante (144,252 in total) and 48 in the province of Valencia (199,841). Also, there are 4 unassigned cases.

Thus, they have registered 10 deaths from coronavirus since the last update, which was last Saturday, so the total number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic is 6,997 people: 771 in the province of Castellón, 2,631 in Alicante and 3,595 in Valencia.

With everything, the Valencian Community has already registered practically the same number of cases of coronavirus as discharges in a year. In the region 383,114 people have overcome the disease since the pandemic began. By province, registrations are distributed as follows: 39,417 in Castellón, 143,668 in Alicante and 199,972 in Valencia, in addition to 57 not assigned.

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Furthermore, the situation in hospitals continues to improve, although more slowly in ICUs. Valencian health centers currently have 601 people admitted: 36 in the province of Castellón, with 7 patients in ICU; and 297 in the province of Valencia, 89 of them in ICU. In Alicante, there are 268 people admitted, eight less than two days before; 76 of them in the ICU, the same number as on Saturday which was the last day that the hospital data were updated by Health.

According to the data registered, there are currently 4,557 active cases, which represents 1.15% of the total positives. The Valencian Community has administered a total of 488,242 doses of vaccine cagainst the coronavirus. By provinces, 58,573 in Castellón, 171,087 in Alicante and 258,582 in Valencia. 156,977 people have received the two doses.


The residences of the Community have added 29 new positives among residents, 30 among workers and one person has lost his life in these centers in two days. Since the last update on Saturday, the positive cases in nursing homes have been reduced to 22 (2 in the province of Castellón, 2 in the province of Alicante and 18 in the province of Valencia), 4 centers of functional diversity in the province Valencia and 2 centers for minors (1 in the province of Valencia and 1 in the province of Alicante).

Currently, 8 residences are under active health control surveillance in the Valencian Community: 1 in the province of Castellón, 1 in the province of Alicante and 6 in the province of Valencia.

And as for outbreaks, that is, outbreaks with three or more related cases, 16 new ones have been registered in two days in the Community, two of them in the province in Callosa de Segura, with 5 positive cases, and in Catral with 14 related infections; both of social origin.

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  • Valencia: 5 cases. Social origin

  • Sagunt: 6 cases. Social origin

  • Valencia: 5 cases. Social origin

  • Chilches: 3 cases. Social origin

  • Callosa de Segura: 5 cases. Social origin
  • Catral: 14 cases. Social origin
  • Massamagrell: 7 cases. Social origin

  • Eliana: 7 cases. Social origin

  • Simat de la Valldigna: 6 cases. Social origin

  • Paiporta: 8 cases. Social origin

  • Sedaví: 4 cases. Social origin

  • Xirivella: 5 cases. Social origin

  • Valencia: 3 cases. Social origin

  • Valencia: 3 cases. Social origin

  • Valencia: 3 cases. Social origin

  • Valencia: 5 cases. Social origin


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