NEW COVID-19 case rates have gone up in Alicante Province after a series of steady falls.

Figures from the Valencian Health Ministry released last night(October 8) showed 222 new positives, a rise of 48 on Wednesday’s report.

Across the whole of the Valencian Community, new case numbers virtually doubled from 380 to 706, with the substantial hikes coming in the Valencia City area.

Two further deaths were confirmed bringing the total in the Community to 1,682 caused by the coronavirus.

Alicante City reported an outbreak of nine cases, with two outbreaks in Orihuela totalling eight people, and a six-strong outbreak in Catral.

131 people remain in Alicante Province hospitals, 30 of whom are in ITUs.

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