According to data from the Ministry of Health, the Valencian Community occupies the last place of all the regions in Spain. The COVID-19 infection rate in the Valencian Community is 69.9 per hundred thousand inhabitants. The national average in Spain is 207.48 per hundred thousand inhabitants.
A source from the Ministry of Health explained that we have an average of 1,500 suspected cases per day in the Valencian Community, and between 8,000 and 9,000 PCR are carried out.
According to the department directed by Ana Barceló, this shows that a good follow-up of contacts is being carried out. Less PCR is carried out than in other Autonomous Communities because here, fortunately, and thanks to the work, we have fewer cases.
Meanwhile, there is still a lockdown in Madrid despite the number of COVID-19 cases falling below 500 per 100,000. Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa said on Tuesday that the state of alarm declared in the Madrid region on Friday will remain in place until there is a significant drop in coronavirus transmission rates. Speaking during an interview with the Cadena SER radio network, Illa said: “We will lift it as soon as possible, but we have to see how the pandemic evolves in Madrid.”
The 14-day cumulative number of coronavirus cases in Madrid fell to 502 per 100,000 inhabitants on Monday, but Illa said this was not enough. “The cumulative incidence [of the virus] has to drop a lot more, not just below 500 cases [per 100,000 inhabitants], but to below at least 200, and ideally below 100,” he said.