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Costa Blanca city close to Benidorm suffers huge coronavirus spike blamed on enormous inflow of vacationers

Costa Blanca town near Benidorm suffers massive coronavirus spike blamed on huge influx of tourists


TOURISTS have been blamed for a spike within the variety of new coronavirus instances in a Costa Blanca vacation resort.

The city of Denia, a half-hour drive from Benidorm, is drawing comparisons with Madrid due to the extent of contagion over the previous fortnight.

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Officers within the Spanish city of Denia have blamed a spike in Covid-19 instances on vacationers [/caption]

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The city is close to Benidorm – a well-liked vacation vacation spot for Brits in Spain’s Costa Blanca[/caption]

It at the moment has 367 instances per 100,000 inhabitants in comparison with the Spanish capital’s 416 instances per 100,000.

Within the final three days alone it has recorded 91 new instances, which beats the earlier document of 79 new instances for the three days earlier than the final determine was made public final Friday.

The variety of ‘energetic instances’ now stands at 210 whereas six individuals have died from the respiratory illness within the small city.

Practically half of its 422 instances because the begin of the present Covid-19 well being disaster, had been recorded up to now two weeks.

The variety of vacationers holidaying within the coastal city is alleged to have been much like that of earlier summers, resulting in a threefold improve in its regular inhabitants of simply over 40,000.

Right this moment the city’s coronavirus outbreak was being linked to the wave of summer season guests.

Denia’s Safety Councillor Cristina Morera mentioned: “The info we’ve got almost about the consumption of water and garbage assortment exhibits that, opposite to what we’d been anticipating, the extent of tourism has not gone down in comparison with different summers.

“Summer season is a time when lots of people spend time outdoors, there’s loads of mobility and this has elevated the variety of instances.”


Native resident Sole Ferrer advised Spanish information web site NIUS: “There weren’t many instances earlier than and now we’ve got masses.

“It has to do with the individuals who have come right here from elsewhere and haven’t revered the foundations.”

Regional well being chiefs have admitted they’re involved in regards to the scenario in Denia, however officers imagine the height of latest instances has now been reached and can descend as vacationers return dwelling.