The Ministry of Universal Health and Public Health has notified a total of 1,777 new cases of coronavirus confirmed by PCR test or through antigen tests since the last update last Friday. The new cases by provinces are 286 in Castellón (194,582 in total), 445 in Alicante (532,707 in total) and 1,046 in Valencia (848,146 in total).
Of these, 927 are people over 60 years of age. By provinces: 160 from Castellón, 247 from Alicante and 520 from Valencia.
Valencian hospitals currently have 372 people admitted for COVID, 18 of them in the ICU. This again is the highest figure recorded since the reporting system was changed in August. In hospital with Covid there are 48 in the province of Castellón, 2 in the ICU; 109 in the province of Alicante, 9 of them in the UCI, and 215 in the province of Valencia, 7 in the UCI.
23 coronavirus deaths have been reported since the last update, all with a death date in the last 10 days, the highest since 26 deaths were recorded in the week ending 9 September, after which the figure has shown a general increase. They are 12 women between 68 and 98 years old, and 11 men between 24 and 98 years old. The total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic amounts to 10,229: 1,224 in the province of Castellón, 3,891 in Alicante and 5,114 in Valencia.
The number of people who have died from Covid in the Valencia region so far in December, 59, has already exceeded the total number of deaths for the whole of November, 47, and matched that for the whole of October.