Friday 30th April

Update on COVID-19 growth trends.
 
The number of hospital admissions in Spain has flattened. In the UK, the number of hospital admissions is at a very low level and continues to fall slowly.
 
The hospital occupancy for COVID patients in the Valencian Community remains the fourth lowest of all the autonomous communities and has fallen to 1.88%, from 2.00% seven days ago; this is much lower than the average COVID bed occupancy for Spain, which has fallen to 7.69%, compared to 7.93% seven days ago.
 
Madrid has the highest COVID bed occupancy in Spain and has an upward trend in daily admissions, although its hospital bed occupancy has stopped rising this week – 15.46% of hospital beds have COVID patients today, compared with 15.80% seven days ago.
 
Closer to home the GVA site reports that the fourteen-day rate for positive cases in Jávea has risen to 14 positive cases in the past two weeks, compared with 10, seven days ago. Dénia’s numbers have fallen – 9 positive cases in the past two weeks, compared with 11, 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.
 
<<<<< Technical note: the Spanish graphs are now using the “hospital admissions in past 24 hrs” data series, rather than the “admissions in the past 7 days” data series, which is no longer published. >>>>>>

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_301_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/