The Valencian Community has the lowest COVID-19 case load in all of Spain.
Following yesterday’s daily update from the Ministry of Health, The Comunidad Valenciana has registered 101 cases per 100,000 population over the last 14 days.
This is way below Madrid’s case load (775 per 100,000), the worst-affected region in Spain, and below any other of Spain’s 17 autonomous regions.
A region’s case load per 100,000 over 14 days is also known as Accumulated Incidence and is used as a primary benchmark for localised lockdowns and international travel restrictions.
Spain’s Health Ministry previously used 50 cases per 100,000 as a limit before imposing restrictions during the post-lockdown ‘new normal’ phase.
The Valencian Community comprises the provinces of Alicante, Valencia and Castellon.
Its regional health minister, Ana Barceló, said: “Although the data is optimistic, we must not lower our guard and we must continue to comply with all security measures to prevent the virus from spreading.”
There are currently 5,935 active cases in the Valencian Community, with 458 in hospital (0.08%) and 74 in ICUs (0.01%).