The coronavirus infections in the province they stabilize and the curve of the third wave has reached a “plateau” where you can practically see a straight line in the last week. The Ministry of Health reported practically the same new cases as on Sunday with 132 new positives in 24 hours in Alicante. A day before, there were 135 and there was also a decrease compared to the previous week in which the average was 200 infections a day.
In addition, the regional department communicated only 3 deaths in two days, a figure well below those of recent weeks and which is good news after peaks of more than 50 deaths in February. Since mid-December there has not been such a low figure, 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. We will have to wait for Tuesday’s data to know if the same trend is followed in both positive cases and deaths, since it should be remembered that lower figures are always reported on Mondays after the weekend due to the lack of trackers.
However, since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,528 people have lost their lives in the province. In the Valencian Community 18 deaths were added yesterday since Saturday, so the total number of deaths from covid in a year is 6,714 people.
Down in the Community
The curve of the third wave remits in the province and in the region. The Valencian Community, as reported by Health, added 360 new cases of coronavirus since Sunday, which places the total number of positives at 378,964 people. In Alicante, with those 132 more infections, the total figure since March 2020 is 142,549. According to the recorded data, there are currently 8,931 active cases, which represents 2.29% of the total positives. All in all, the Community continues to decrease its cumulative incidence in the last 14 days with 111 cases per 100,000 inhabitants; thus, it is below the national measure, which is in 175 cases. And on the other side of the positives, discharges to patients are already ten times more than infections. In the Community there have been 1,517 registrations; 374,799 people who have overcome the disease since the pandemic began, of them in Alicante.
The situation in hospitals is also stable although in the province the number of people admitted in the last 24 hours increased slightly yesterday. The autonomous department reported that Valencian hospitals have 1,117 people in their facilities due to covid-19: 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 means six more people than on Sunday; 124 of them in the ICU, that is, two less than the day before. But the situation is different for hospitals. At General University of Elda the number of covid e patients continues to declinen plant but a high number of serious cases persist in the ICU. There are currently 80 positives hospitalized and 26 of them are intubated and sedated in the Critics’ Unit.
And as for the residences in the Valencian Community, the figures continue to improve although there is 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. 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.
Since the last update, positive cases in nursing homes have dropped to 85 (27 in the province of Alicante), 15 centers of functional diversity (2 in the province of Alicante) and 2 centers for minors (1 in the province of Alicante). Currently, 38 residences in the Valencian Community are under active surveillance of sanitary control. However, the region continues to add outbreaks, that is, outbreaks in which there are three or more related cases. Health reported yesterday 6 new outbreaks in the Community, one of them in the province, in Aspe, within the workplace and with six related cases.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.