By Tara Rippin • 27 April 2020 • 16:40
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THE number of new cases in 24 hours is the same figure as on March 14, and the lowest since March 17.
Of the 11,412 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, a third (3,901) remain active.
To date, there have been 1,194 deaths due to coronavirus in the Community, up four on yesterday, with just one in Alicante.
A provincial breakdown of the total number of fatalities show there have been 434 in Alicante, 582 in Valencia and 178 in Castellon.
Of the new positive recorded since yesterday, 11 are in Alicante (well down on yesterday’s 67) 24 in Valencia and five in Castellon.
There are currently 763 in hospitals across the region, with 149 being treated in ICU.
The Ministry of Health said ICU admissions are down by almost a third in hte last seven days, and hospital admissions have dropped by 26 per cent.
On another positive note, 55 per cent of positive cases have recovered (6,317).
The Health Department also updated the elderly ursing home, confirming there are currently positive cases in 92 centres. Of these 19 are in Alicante Province, 57 in Valencia and 16 in Castellon.
Of these, 33 homes are under active health control surveillance.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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