Good news this week on Covid statistics

By John and June Wilson

Friday 5th February – update on COVID-19 growth trends

The number of hospital admissions in Spain has stopped climbing and, in the UK, the rate of hospital admissions is falling rapidly. The rate of hospital admissions in the Valencian Community is beginning to fall and its hospital bed occupancy for COVID patients (the worst in Spain) has fallen to 34.33%, from 40.77% seven days ago; this compares with the average COVID bed occupancy for Spain, which is 22.21%, compared to 24.00% seven days ago.

The rate of new admissions in Madrid, for COVID patients has stayed constant at a relatively low level and its hospital bed occupancy is beginning to fall– 27.07% of hospital beds have COVID patients today, compared with 27.83% eight days ago.

Closer to home the GVA site reports that the fourteen-day rate for new cases in Jávea has fallen significantly this week. The GVA site reports 188 new cases in the past two weeks, compared with 272, seven days ago. Denia’s numbers are also beginning to fall – 364 new cases in the past two weeks compared with 448, seven days ago.

The graphs for France, Italy and the Netherlands use Worldometer figures. The Worldometer numbers include both hospital new cases and community testing so they are showing a more pessimistic trend than what is actually happening with their hospital admissions.

The next post will be on Friday 12th February.

Data sources:

 
Daily Spanish Government data is posted here: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/…/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm
GVA Valencian Community daily press releases here: https://www.gva.es/es/inicio/area_de_prensa
GVA Valencian Community data dashboard:
Daily Spanish newspaper commentary: https://english.elpais.com/

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