The accumulated incidence in the last 14 days already far exceeds the low risk and stands at 73.40 cases per one hundred thousand inhabitants, as reported by the municipalities of Guardamar del Segura -in which its mayor reports in his personal account every Sunday afternoon- and Pilar de la Horadada.
The Torrevieja Town Hall it does not provide its neighbors with the official data it receives weekly on the accumulated incidence, although it does inform political groups.
The cumulative incidence has gone from 22 cases per one hundred thousand inhabitants to 42 last week and up to 73 this week.
That same outbreak has caused the accumulated incidence in the department, which includes cases in the ten municipalities in the Torrevieja area, to have suffered a striking upward escalation from the 27 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants in the first week of June, to 42 last week and up to 73.40 today. This rebound in covid cases has moved to neighboring towns such as Pilar de la Horadada with 20 cases diagnosed in the last seven days. A figure that has not been seen since last February, when the municipality, like the rest of the region, left the third wave of the pandemic behind. The impact of these data on hospital admissions is much lower than at other times of the pandemic because the average age of those affected does not exceed 25 years: the management concessionaire of the Ribera Salud department does not officially report. The latest data available from hospital sources indicate that there are two patients admitted for covid in a hospital that assumed more than 120 at the end of January.
In recent weeks, after the relaxation of covid measures, especially the curfew and night hours of the premises, the leisure areas have experienced a large influx. In general, the activities are respecting sanitary measures. The main problem is that around the discos in Marina Salinas or in the entertainment venues of the Casagrande polygon, located in industrial warehouses, an agglomeration of people is generated in the environment who do not follow these measures and that the security forces do not control: neither the Local Police, which does not have agents for this purpose, nor the Civil Guard, which normally goes periodically to the premises but is not permanently.
The impact on hospitalizations of this rebound in incidence is minimal, for now, the Torrevieja University Hospital because it affects a very young population
The Torrevieja health area assumes the care of the municipalities of Torrevieja, Guardamar del Segura, Orihuela Costa with Torremendo and Entrenaranjos, Pilar de la Horadada, San Fulgencio, San Miguel de Salinas, Los Montesinos, Formentera del Segura and Benijófar. 252 people have lost their lives due to the virus in the department of Torrevieja since March 2020. 112 in Torrevieja, 32 in Pilar de la Horadada, 38 in Guardamar and 20 in Rojales. 9,324 positive cases have been diagnosed since the start of the pandemic. Of these, 4,181 concentrated in the municipality of Torrevieja. 1,332 in Pilar de la Horadada, 802 in Guardamar, 877 in Rojales or 530 in San Miguel de Salinas. The statistics of the Generalitat do not collect disaggregated data for Orihuela Costa.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.