Valencia goes from medium to low risk

Today the Valencia Region passed from medium to low risk of Covid-19 transmission, as the incidence rate dipped below 50 people per 100,000 of population.

The rate of infection for the past 14 days is now at 49 per 100,000 people, taking us ever closer to the aim of 25 per 100,000 classed as the new normal level. Ours is one of only five regions in Spain to have brought their rates below 50.

A total of 4,049,211 people have now received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine while 3,949,631 people are fully vaccinated,and nearly 12,000 vulnerable people have received their third jab.

Hospital rates continue to fall: There are currently 184 people in the region’s hospitals with 54 needing intensive care treatment. Today a further 285 new cases of coronavirus were repported and there were two deaths wihtin the past seven days.

Today also saw the closure of the 133 mass vaccination centres, an event celebrated by Valencia president, Ximo Puig, who visited the vaccunodrome at Valencia’s City of Arts and sciences. Puig said that seven out of every 10 doses had been administered in one of the mass vaccination centres.

He praised health workers and the Valencian people for the succes of the seven-month vaccinaton programme, describing it as “mission accomplished”.

Valencia Health Minister, Ana Barceló and Regional President, Ximo Puig, visit the CIty of Arts and Sciences mass vaccination centre on its last day.

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