Coronavirus infections show no signs of dropping in the Alicante province as over the weekend a further 16,978 cases were confirmed by PCR or through antigen tests, as well as 30 new hospitalizations.
The number of positives in the province since the pandemic began is now 355,512, with 615 patients admitted to hospital, 61 of them in Intensive Care, which is one less than on Friday. Five people have also died from covid over the weekend.
The Ministry of Health has notified a total of 57,607 new cases of since last Friday in the Valencian Community. With this update, the total number of positives is 992,997 people. The new cases by province are 8,103 in Castellón (123,012 in total), 16,978 in Alicante (355,512, total since the start of the health crisis) and 32,526 in Valencia (514,471).
There have also been 35,853 discharges of patients recovering from bringing the number of people who have overcome the disease since the pandemic began in the Valencian Community to 793,205 people. By provinces: 91,567 in Castellón, 283,781 in Alicante and 417,800 in Valencia.
In the Valencian Community there are 1,912 people admitted to hospital, 198 of them in the ICU: 256 in the province of Castellón, 23 in the ICU; 615 in the province of Alicante, 61 of them in the ICU; and 1,041 in the province of Valencia, 114 in the ICU. A total of 14 coronavirus deaths have been reported since the last update. They are 7 women, between 55 and 90 years of age, and 7 men, between 35 and 90 years old.
Infections amongst Medical Staff
Covid infections among health workers in the Valencian Community also continue to increase, although at a slower rate than in previous weeks.
According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health, provided by the Medical Union, there are currently 975 workers from hospitals and health centers in the province on leave due to coronavirus compared to 848 the previous week, which represents an increase of 15%. The previous week, cases increased by 70%, going from 501 to 848.
In the province of Alicante there are 38 medical staff in quarantine for having been in close contact with a positive case.
Casualties due to covid are causing major headaches in the different health departments, many of which have been forced to take measures to reduce their impact. Some auxiliary clinics have been closed in order to provide more staff available in health centers.