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In the month of May, discharges have increased by 78% and the number of patients hospitalized and in the ICU has decreased more than 80%

03 June 2020 - 09: 55

The Minister of Universal Health and Public Health, Ana Barceló, has highlighted that, for the third consecutive day, there has been no death from COVID-19 in the Valencian Community. "The path begun during the month of May continues this June with hopeful figures that show a clear advance in our fight to face the coronavirus," assured the minister.

In this sense, it has made an assessment of the month of May, in which discharges to patients with coronavirus in the Community have increased by 78%, so that a total of 5.346 people have accumulated that have overcome the disease in this period . In addition, the number of patients in hospital has decreased by 82,3% -555 patients admitted less than in early May-, and the number of people in intensive care units has decreased by 84,6%, with 132 patients less than when the month began.

On the other hand, Barceló has pointed out that more than 56.000 Health Professionals of the Valencian Community have participated in a seroprevalence study of coronavirus infection. The overall prevalence obtained is 3,21%, according to a preview of the results of the final report that will be prepared when the study has been completed in all the health departments.

This study, together with the seroprevalence study prepared by the Ministry of Health, indicates what the incidence of the disease is in the Valencian territory. In this sense, the Valencian Community is among the lowest incidence levels of the coronavirus in Spain, among the five autonomous communities with the lowest incidence of the virus: 2,5% compared to 5% on average.

The Minister explained that the Valencian Community has been increasing the diagnostic capacity of laboratories to perform PCR. Therefore, during the month of May the number of tests carried out has increased by 97%, and until this Tuesday a total of 232.114 tests have been carried out.

Lastly, Barceló wanted to take stock of the service that has been provided in this period for the general dispensing of medications at home, developed since March 26. Thus, the pharmacy offices have been able to bring home medications to people with reduced mobility or to those who belong to the groups most vulnerable to the coronavirus.

Thus, the movements of these groups have been avoided, thus reducing the risk of contagion. In total, 3.747 applications have been processed (411 in the province of Castellón, 1.145 in the province of Alicante and 2.191 in the province of Valencia). For this reason, he wanted to thank "the great work carried out by the General Council of Pharmacy of the Valencian Community, whose collaboration has been essential to develop this initiative."

Now, "although the numbers are encouraging, we must not forget at any time that there are people and entire families who have lived through a terrible reality, very hard, of course, for all of us," recalled Councilor Ana Barceló.

Coronavirus incidence update

In the last 24 hours, 83 new discharges have been registered, bringing the total of cured people to 12.315. By provinces: 1.556 in the province of Castellón, 4.358 in that of Alicante and 6.396 in that of Valencia, to which must be added another 5 corresponding to displaced persons.

As for new positive cases, since the update on Monday, 10 cases have been detected through PCR, bringing the total number of positives to 11.238 since the pandemic began. By provinces: 3 in Castellón (1.566 in total); 0 in the province of Alicante (3.924 in total); and 7 in the province of Valencia (5.743 in total); and 5 unassigned cases.

The number of people admitted by coronavirus in Valencian hospitals is 167: 12 in the province of Castellón, 3 of them in the ICU; 60 in the province of Alicante, 12 of them in the ICU; and 95 in the province of Valencia, 8 of them in the ICU.

The number of discharges of health professionals is 2.215 and the total number of positives in professionals at the moment is 500.

The total number of tests carried out for the detection of the coronavirus has been 335.538, of which 232.114 have been through PCR and 103.424 through rapid tests.

Updating the situation in residences

Currently there are some positive cases in 74 centers (8 in the province of Castellón, 30 in that of Alicante and 36 in the province of Valencia).

· Positive new residents: 0

· Positive new staff: 2

· Residents who have died: 0

At present, 28 residences are under active surveillance of sanitary control in the Valencian Community: 8 in the province of Castellón, 7 in the province of Alicante and 13 in the province of Valencia.

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