The Valencian Community, at the head in positives and at the tail in coronavirus tests in Spain


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The Valencian Community is situated as the autonomy with the highest rate of positivity in coronavirus in SpainAs one in ten tests (13.62%) that are carried out confirm the infection. A figure that almost doubles the average for the entire country (7.69%).

To stop the chains of infections and not lose the traceability of the virus, it is crucial to carry out diagnostic tests against possible cases, as well as the work of the trackers and the use of the Radar Covid application. However, the rate of PCR carried out by the Generalitat is 303.88 per thousand inhabitants, below the average for the whole of Spain (406.51) and only ahead of Andalusia, the Canary Islands, Melilla and Ceuta.

These are figures updated by the Ministry of Health until December 3, pending the data that this bridge may provide and the renewal of the restrictions established by the Government of Ximo Puig, with social gatherings limited to six people after becoming the main source of contagion, something that makes tracking more difficult if we take into account that almost four out of ten Valencians who get infected are asymptomatic.

This Monday 2,120 new cases and 14 more deaths were reported in the Valencian Community, although the health care pressure has seen a decrease – still timid – in hospitalizations. There are currently 1,158 patients admitted to Valencian hospitals, 244 of them in intensive care. There are 188 and 43 fewer people than a week ago, respectively.

The cumulative incidence of the coronavirus in the last fourteen days stands at 210,14 infected per hundred thousand inhabitants, far from the periods in which the region had the lowest rate of infections and approaching a state average (215,10) which is also gradually decreasing.

The Valencian health system detects covid-19 cases almost entirely through PCR, while other autonomies choose to give more weight to rapid antigen tests. It is also one of the regions that greater control has over the origin of each contagion at the time of tracking and classifying them according to their typology. Other communities, such as Andalusia or the Basque Country, barely know the origin of ten percent of the positives they report.

In addition, in recent weeks the three provinces have managed to reduce their reproduction index (0.81), the indicator that allows knowing how many people a positive infects on average. Although they move away from the 1 barrier – which indicates that the infection is spreading uncontrollably among the population, since each patient infects at least one other person – they continue to be above the national average (0.78).

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