The province of Alicante is fully suffering the impact of the Immaculate Bridge and of the greater mobility that has been in the cities in the days before Christmas. The cases are only increasing, which has raised the accumulated incidence of the province to 216 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. At the beginning of December, this figure reached 144 cases.
At the moment, and according to the latest update of the coronavirus pandemic By municipalities on December 23, one in every three localities in the province exceeds 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the highest risk threshold of the Ministry of Health. Although the most worrying situation occurs in very small municipalities, such as The Orchard, with an incidence of 2,715 cases or Saddle, where there are 1,400 cases, on this list are the towns with the largest population. In fact, all the large municipalities in the province except Benidorm which remains stable, their infection rate has worsened throughout this week.
250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the maximum threshold. The ministry marks five risk levels for different variables, such as the cumulative incidence in 14 days. Based on this scale, measures are taken
It is the case of Alicante and Elche, cities that in just three days have each registered more than 200 new coronavirus infections. In Elche, the incidence is already 351 cases and the situation in the General Hospital and in health centers is complicated due to the increase in CRP and hospitalizations because of the covid. The health centers of the city of Alicante, where the incidence is 286 cases, have also been forced to reinforce their covid teams to manage the high number of PCR and patient monitoring that have to be done every day.
In Callosa de Segura the incidence exceeds 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Worrying is also the situation of Alcoy, where 540 cases are reached. The City Council of the town has been forced to adopt new restrictive measures to try to stop contagion, including that of suspend the functions of the Tirisiti Nativity Scene.
CAUSES: The effects of the bridge and the Christmas preparations. The province is fully experiencing the effects of the greater mobility that occurred on the Immaculate Bridge and in the weeks leading up to Christmas
Meanwhile, the Valencian Community has overcome this week the barrier of four thousand coronavirus outbreaks Since the first was notified at the end of June and it has reached 4,100, in which about 21,200 people have been infected, representing an average of 5’17 affected by outbreak.
The province that has registered the most covid outbreaks between June and December is that of Valencia, where 63.7% of them have been produced, while in Alicante 23.7% have been registered and 12.6% corresponds to the province of Castellón.
In the province of Alicante there have been outbreaks in 85 of its 141 municipalities, which represents 60.3% of the total number of municipalities in the province.
In the province of Alicante, the municipalities that have had the most covid outbreaks are Elche (162), Alicante and Orihuela, with 81 each, Alcoy (52), Torrevieja (38), Dénia (37), Elda (32), Almoradí and Benidorm, with 29 each, Callosa de Segura (27) and Ibi (24).
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