Friday 27th August

 
The number of hospital admissions in Spain continue to fall, but in the UK hospital admissions are rising slowly.
 
In the Valencian Community hospital occupancy has fallen to 4.18%, compared with 4.95% seven days ago; this is lower than the average COVID bed occupancy for Spain, which has fallen to 6.15%, compared to 7.26% seven days ago.
 
The trend in daily admissions in Madrid is also downwards, and its hospital bed occupancy is falling – 10.89% of hospital beds have COVID patients today, compared with 11.84% seven days ago.
 
Closer to home the GVA site reports that the fourteen-day rate for positive cases in Jávea has fallen to 109 positive cases in the past two weeks, compared with 136, seven days ago. Dénia’s numbers are also falling – 131 positive cases in the past two weeks, compared with 214, 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.
 

Data sources: Daily Spanish Government data is posted here: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/…/nCov-China/situacionActual.htmToday’s Spanish Govt. report here: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/…/Actualizacion_336_COVID-19.pdf GVA Valencian Community daily press releases here: https://www.gva.es/es/inicio/area_de_prensa GVA Valencian Community data dashboard:http://coronavirus.san.gva.es/es/estadisticas…Daily Spanish newspaper commentary: https://english.elpais.com/UK COVID-19 daily report: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/healthcare and https://beta.isdscotland.org/…/covid-19-statistical…/ Worldometer: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countriesBackground & explanation of what the “cases per 1000 beds” graphs mean:https://www.facebook.com/groups/jaspas/permalink/3112648712130524/Population, Eurostat:https://ec.europa.eu/…/Population_and_population_change…Population of Spain’s autonomous communities:https://www.statista.com/…/population-of-spain-by…/Hospital Beds, Eurostat (Madrid & VC have been pro-rata’d from Spain’s numbers):https://ec.europa.eu/…/Healthcare_resource_statistics… Other useful links to bookmark: https://xabiaaldia.com/https://lamarinaplaza.com/marina-alta/javea/https://www.javea.com/https://www.spainenglish.com/coronavirus-spain/https://www.theleader.info/…/spain/community-of-valencia/https://www.diarioinformacion.com/alicante/https://www.levante-emv.com/valencia/