YOUNGER people seem to be in the firing line across the Valencian Community in the recent rise in Covid-19 cases.
Regional health minister, Ana Barcelo, said that latest figures showed that nearly half of the new infections came in the 15 to 34 year age range, while 31 per cent of new cases were in the 34 to 64 age bracket
The news over younger people being more susceptible to catching the virus squares up with recent outbreaks in the Community amongst partygoers.
That included 70 plus cases being recorded amongst visitors to a Gandia nightclub earlier this month.
Speaking today on a visit to Alicante, the Community´s vice-president, Monica Oltra, even suggested that a blanket-ban on such venues might be considered across the whole region to stop the virus spreading.
Over the latest figures, Ana Barcelo warned: “The number of new infections has accelerated in recent days and in fact has doubled over a fortnight.”
She also announced that 85 new trackers have been hired, joining the 1,008 already employed.
“We cannot forget that this is an invisible enemy and that the virus does not does not distinguish between family, friends, co-workers or total strangers”, Barcelo added.