25 May, 2021 @ 16:15
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VACCINE SUCCESS: COVID jabs reduce deaths by more than 90% in Spain’s Castellon Province

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THE successful rollout of the COVID vaccination campaign in Castellon Province has cut the number of deaths from the virus by more than 96%.

Official figures show that nine people have died from acute COVID-19 infection in May, compared to the 219 deaths registered in February.

By the end of this month, an estimated 300,000 doses of the jab will have been administered in the province.

Benilde Domingo, 86, was the first person to receive a vaccine in Castellon on December 27 – right at the beginning of the third wave, the most fatal since the outbreak last year.

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Over the following month, 171 patients died and more than 14,000 new infections were registered in the province, a situation that worsened in February.

The campaign started off slow with less than 18,000 jabs administered the first month, but it gradually picked up until reaching what is now known as ‘cruising speed’.

Just this week, up to 30,000 doses are expected to be inoculated throughout the area.

By prioritising over-80s and residents of caring homes, plus their carers, all nursing homes in the province were declared totally COVID-free in March while fatality figures fell sharply across the province.


Glenn Wickman

Glenn is a trained and experienced journalist, having obtained a BA Hons degree in Journalism and Communication Studies with Spanish from Middlesex University (London) in 2001.
Since then he has worked on several English-language newspapers in Alicante Province, including 11 years at the Costa Blanca News.
He is trilingual in English, Spanish and Catalán/Valenciano, a qualified ELT teacher and translator with a passion for the written word.
After several years in Barcelona, Glenn has now returned to the Costa Blanca (Alicante), from where he will cover local stories as well as Valencia and Castellón/Costa Azahar.
Please drop him a line if you have any news that you think should be covered in either of these areas, he will gladly get in touch!

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