Complied every week by John Wilson

Friday 2nd April – update on COVID-19 growth trends

The number of hospital admissions in Spain has now begun to rise slowly.

In the UK, the number of hospital admissions continues to fall.

The hospital occupancy for COVID patients in the Valencian Community remains the fourth lowest of all the autonomous communities and has fallen to 2.28%, from 2.53% seven days ago; this is much lower than the average COVID bed occupancy for Spain, which has risen to 6.39%, compared to 6.09% seven days ago.

Madrid has the highest COVID bed occupancy in Spain, and its hospital bed occupancy has risen this week – 12.12% of hospital beds have COVID patients today, compared with 11.14% seven days ago.

Closer to home the GVA site reports that the fourteen-day rate for positive cases in Jávea has again risen this week with 12 positive cases in the past two weeks, compared with 7, seven days ago. Dénia’s numbers have also risen – 16 positive cases in the past two weeks, compared with 6, 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. However, the trends for France and the Netherlands continue on an upward trajectory.

Stay safe.John Wilson

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_286_COVID-19.pdfGVA Valencian Community daily press releases here: https://www.gva.es/es/inicio/area_de_prensaGVA 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/…/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/