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42 deaths as Valencian Community sees worst day in 2nd wave

BayRadio | November 17, 2020

The Valencian Community has registered the most deaths in a day during the COVID-19 pandemic second wave – but the region still has the lowest accumulated incidence on mainland Spain.

The Valencian Community has recorded 1,850 new COVID-19 diagnosis in its daily update this evening.

Health councillor Ana Barceló Chico also announced 42 deaths were registered throughout Monday – this is the highest number of fatalities in a day during the second wave.

It is nearly double Sunday’s fatality count of 28, and brings the total number of deceased to 2,107 since the start of the pandemic in the Valencian region.

Last week saw 131 deaths in total, but by Tuesday already this week the figure stands at 60.

Both these figures are up from the week 1st Nov – 7th Nov (86 deaths); 25th Oct – 31st Oct (66 deaths) and 18th Oct – 24th Oct (40 deaths).

Barceló said four of the deaths were from residents at care homes – these have come into the spotlight again after a care homes in Pobla de Vallbona and Llíria have seen outbreaks with 76 and 116 infected, respectively.

She added there is a coronavirus case in 87 care homes – 63 in Valencia, 19 in Alicante and 5 in Castellón.

The remainder of fatalities were patients aged 57-97.

There are currently 1,618 people hospitalised with COVID-19 across Valencian region hospitals, 282 in UCIs.

Accumulated Incidence

The Valencian region has been on the maximum ‘extremo‘ alert, according to Spains four-tier COVID-19 alert system.

However, this is because of occupancy in its UCI – currently at 23.6%.

According to Spain’s daily coronavirus update today, the Valencian Community still has the lowest accumulated incidence on mainland Spain.

Its 284 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the last 14 days place it below Galicia (339) and Madrid (264).

Cases in the region were some of the fastest growing of all Spain’s autonomous communities – the figures still remain low in general, however, despite La Generalitat not implementing closure of bars and restaurants as many other regions in Spain have done.

Written by BayRadio

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