Covid figures in the Valencia region are doing well

by Deborah Cater
Valencia regions has lowest infection rates in Spain
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The number of Covid infections, hospitalisations and deaths continues to fall in Spain. This makes the country one of a small group of European countries that has the best control over COVID-19. Valencia has the lowest infection rates in Spain.

Only 115 infections per 100,000 inhabitants have been registered over the last 2 weeks (53 over the last 7 days). Of all regions in Spain, Valencia is the region with the lowest infection rates, 40.04 and 19.65 respectively over the last 2 weeks and 7 days. The Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera) follow with 40.29 respectivel; and 19.79 per 2 weeks and 7 days.

The Balearic Islands carry out more testing than the Valencia region, 2000 vs. 1000 tests per 100,000 inhabitants in the past week. This is evident from figures from the Spanish Ministry of Health of 7 June 2021.

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These infection rates are significantly better than those of the United Kingdom (81.7 per 100,000 over the last 14 days).

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Hospital admissions Spain

The number of hospital admissions in Spain also continues to decrease steadily. Currently, Covid patients occupy only 3.33% of hospital beds and 11.8% of ICU beds. In the Valencia region, these numbers are also significantly lower, 1.16% of hospital beds and 3% of IC beds.

Relaxation starts in the Valencia region

In contrast to the vast majority of Spain, far-reaching relaxations are only commencing in the Valencia region today. For example, the curfew has now been lifted and, except in bars and nightclubs, there are no more limits on the number of people who gather in private or public spaces.

As for bars, they can stay open until 1 am with 50% occupancy inside and 100% on the terrace. Nightclubs are allowed to stay open until 2 am, within an occupancy of 50% and on the terraces 100%. There is no dancing allowed. These new measures are in effect from today, June 8, until June 30.

Downward trend

The number of deaths in Spain has been declining for weeks and is well below 10 per day in recent days. With the daytime temperatures in Spain already above 30 degrees in many places and the increasing vaccination coverage of the population, COVID does not seem to have a significant impact on daily life in Spain this summer.

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