Benidorm has established itself as one of the municipalities in the Valencian Community with the highest incidence of coronavirus after the revival of British tourism. According to the latest epidemiological data offered by the Department of Universal Health and Public Health, the Alicante town has a rate of 156 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last fourteen days.
In relation to the accumulated incidence of the coronavirus in the capital of the Costa Blanca, the registered figure multiplies by five the data of the Valencian Community (34.78) and triples the rate of Spain (46); indices that consolidate the low risk scenario of the spread of Covid-19 which has made possible the decline of most capacity and time restrictions throughout the Valencian and national territory.
By contrast, United Kingdom presents the second highest rate of coronavirus in Europe with 736 infections per 100,000 inhabitants (only behind Romania with 791), according to information provided by the Ministry of Health.
In this sense, the arrival of British tourists to Benidorm since last October 4 has exploded after the elimination of the United Kingdom’s control measures to travel to Spain, by including it in the list of countries with a “green traffic light”. A trend that has been consolidated during the Pilar bridge weekend, where hotel occupancy has risen to eighty-four percent.
However, Health has also reported a series of Valencian towns that widely exceed the indices of spread of coronavirus of the Community and of Spain. Below is a list of municipalities with an accumulated incidence by Covid-19 in a situation of medium and high risk.
Valencian municipalities with the highest incidence rate of coronavirus
Castellón de Rugat (304.61)
Lucena del Cid (228.14)
Caves of Vinromà (221.48)
Teresa de Cofrentes (161.55)
Benifairó de la Valldigna (128.37)
Vall d’Alba (105.04)
Puebla de Farnals (98.43)
Quart de les Valls (97.66)
Llanera de Ranes (95.51)
Callosa d’En Sarrià (93.06)
Rotglà and Corberà (89.53)
the Alcora (86.4)
Callosa de Segura (83.65)
Slab of Frogs (54.91)
Alcoy Wall (53.68)