23 Aug, 2021 @ 20:30
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Weekend COVID-19 cases are 60% down on early August figures in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

Health chiefs say a new COVID-19 wave is hitting Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain
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COVID-19 infections have recorded another weekend fall in the Valencian Community.

The total, which takes in reports from Friday to Monday, has been declared today(August 23) as 2,340 new cases.

That compares to 2,879 a week ago and is roughly 60% less than the 6,645 infections announced three weeks ago on August 2.

Alicante Province accounts for 1,283 of the weekend’s new cases, with Valencia Province on 823, and Castellon Province with 234 infections.

Two deaths have been reported in the last week, taking the pandemic death toll to 7,620.

That’s a rise of 45 since August 16.

Monday’s hospital admission totals maintain the regular trend of showing a slight increase over the weekend.

492 people are hospitalised which is 17 more than on Friday but it is an 84 patient reduction on a week-to-week comparison.

Intensive care cases number 93 patients, a rise of nine on last Friday, and two more than the previous Monday.

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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