NEW coronavirus cases have bottomed out in the Costa Blanca South area of Spain, according to the latest figures for the region.
The daily report from the Valencian Health Ministry this Tuesday (May 5) has declared no new Covid-19 infections in the Orihuela and Torrevieja areas in the last 24 hours.
That means the total of active cases remains at 547 across the Vega Baja region, split between 384 in Torrevieja, and 163 in Orihuela.
One death has been reported since the Monday update in the Orihuela health department area.
That means that the death toll stands at 65 in the southern Costa Blanca, with 49 dying from the coronavirus in the Torrevieja district, and 16 in Orihuela.
The Orihuela health area, includes the Vega Baja Hospital at San Bartolomé and serves around 168,00 people in Orihuela, as well as Almoradí, Callosa de Segura, Cox, Granja de Rocamora, Bigastro , Benferri, Albatera, Catral, Jacarilla, Benejúzar, Redován, Rafal, Daya Vieja, Daya Nueva, Dolores and Algorfa.
The Torrevieja health department is managed by Ribera Salud, and serves 186,000 residents covering the Orihuela Costa, Pilar de la Horadada, San Fulgencio, Guardamar del Segura, Rojales, Benijófar, Los Montesinos, San Miguel de Salinas and Formentera del Segura.