1 Sep, 2020 @ 18:05
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Worrying double-up in weekend COVID-19 cases on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Doubling In New Weekend Covid 19 Cases On Spain  S Costa Blanca

VALENCIAN COMMUNITY health officials say that 178 new coronavirus cases were reported in Alicante Province last Saturday and Sunday.

That’s closed to doubling the previous weekend figures when 97 new infections were announced.

The Valencian Community registered new 789 cases on August 29 and August 30 with 591 infections confirmed in Valencia Province alone.

100 people are in Alicante Province hospitals, with 14 of them in intensive care.

Two new outbreaks in Gandia with a total of seven infections have been reported while a six case outbreak has been confirmed in Orihuela.

Yesterday(August 31), Benigànim in the Vall d’Albaida became the first town in the Valencian Community to reintroduce lockdown measures after the State of Alarm ended in June.

That followed a large spike in local COVID-19 cases.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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