In figures which will be slightly down as they are released earlier than usual due to the holiday on Friday in Spain, deaths from Covid have continued to increase this week.
The Ministry of Universal Health and Public Health has notified a total of 1,652 new cases of coronavirus confirmed by PCR test or through antigen tests since the last update last Friday (last week, the increase was 1,557). The new cases by provinces are 242 in Castellón (195,397 in total), 530 in Alicante (534,151 in total) and 880 in Valencia (851,068 in total).
Of these, 963 are people over 60 years of age. By provinces: 140 from Castellón, 330 from Alicante and 493 from Valencia.
Valencian hospitals currently have 335 people admitted for COVID (up from 323 last week), 22 of them in the ICU: 45 in the province of Castellón, 2 in the ICU; 97 in the province of Alicante (a decrease of 8), 9 of them in the ICU, and 193 in the province of Valencia, 11 in the ICU.
32 coronavirus deaths have been reported since the last update, all with a death date in the last 10 days. Last week, an additional 20 deaths were recorded, 22 the week before, 23 before that, and today’s death toll is the highest since the middle of August. They are 15 women between 66 and 103 years old, and 17 men between 57 and 90 years old. The total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic amounts to 10,303: 1,236 in the province of Castellón, 3,910 in Alicante (an increase of 7, and the highest weekly increase since October), and 5,157 in Valencia.