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Valencian Community moves to ‘Level 3’ high-risk alert

Jack Troughton | October 28, 2020

Spain’s central government published a four-tier alert system to control the COVID-19 pandemic, based on clear health data. The Valencian Community passed from ‘medium’ to ‘high’ risk on Tuesday.

The Valencian Community breached health criteria on Tuesday evening to pass into level 3, or ‘high’ risk, according to Spain’s four-tier alert system.

The four-tier system is based on a number of different data points.

The data point that upped the Valencian Community’s risk level was occupation of Intensive Care Unit (UCIs) beds reserved for COVID-19 patients, which went past 15% yesterday.

The change from level 2 ‘medium’ risk to level 3 ‘high’ risk should translate as a further reduction of restaurant and bar interior capacity to 50% – read the full list of restrictions here.

Despite the jump to alert level 3, at the moment from the Ministry of Health has not decided to enforce the new restrictions.

It comes as the Valencian Community announced 19 deaths due to COVID-19 complications on Monday – this highest daily figure since 28th April.

Care homes are also back in the spotlight after regional health department Sanitat announced 56 new cases in care homes.

It comes as well after Ximo Puig announced he may close borders to the Valencian Community to avoid visitors entering from Madrid this bank-holiday weekend.