THE Generalitat, the region’s Health department and Benidorm’s mayor agreed that Benidorm’s Covid-incidence rate does not reflect the real situation.
The resort has a registered population of 68,000 although its floating population brings this figure up to at least 180,000, argued Benidorm’s mayor Toni Perez.
He also pointed out that the municipality’s two private hospitals reported cases and diagnoses for patients from outside Benidorm.
Recent figures of 286 Covid cases for every 100,000 inhabitants are “distorted” a team of Generalitat experts and the Health department admitted.
If Benidorm’s true population were taken into account, the incidence rate would be halved, they stated.