The Ministry of Universal Health and Public Health has notified a total of 2,220 new cases of coronavirus confirmed by PCR test or antigen test since the last update last Friday. Last Friday, the combined figure for both the Tuesday and Friday updates was 2,161. The new cases by province are 317 in Castellón (191,980 in total), 528 in Alicante (528,381 in total), whereas last week the total was 471, 1,374 in Valencia (836,929 in total) and 1 unassigned.
Of them, 1,406 are over 60 years old. By province: 220 from Castellón, 357 from Alicante, 828 from Valencia and 1 unassigned.
The Valencian hospitals currently have 290 people admitted, 14 of them in the ICU (last Friday the figures were 231 and 11, respectively): 42 in the province of Castellón, 0 in the ICU; 90 in the province of Alicante, 2 of them in the ICU, last Friday the figure was 65 and 1, respectively, and 158 in the province of Valencia, 12 in the ICU.
17 deaths from coronavirus have been reported since the last update, all with dates of death in the last 15 days except July 3. These are 10 women between 79 and 101 years old, and 7 men between 66 and 91. The total number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic amounts to 10,095: 1,200 in the province of Castellón, 3,850 in Alicante and 5,045 in that of Valencia.
It should be noted that wearing a mask is still mandatory in Spain in healthcare settings, including pharmacies, and on public transport, including on planes to and from the country. In the Valencia region, wearing a mask is still recomended in busy or crowded areas, and indoors, especially in poorly ventilated areas, and where lots of people gather, such as supermarkets.