Municipalities almost free of coronavirus they also exist in Catalonia, and some are not as small or rural as one might think, because among them is the well-known Sitges and also Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona) and Sant Feliu de Guíxols (Girona).
The data of the Health Department from the week of July 23 to 29 last leave no room for doubt and these municipalities in addition to Palafrugell (Girona), Valls and He
Vendrell (Tarragona), Castellar del Vallès (Barcelona) and the Lleida regions of Solsonès and the Vall d’Aran they have few positive cases in COVID-19.
These almost coronavirus-free ‘islands’ all have the now-famous R0 (number of new infections estimated to come from a single case) below 1 or close to 1, and in most less than ten tests have been done PCR in that week.
Very few hospitalizations
In Castellar del Vallès (24,000 inhabitants) have only two cases of coronavirus and only one neighbor has been hospitalized. In the entire Lleida region of Solsonès (13,500 inhabitants and 15 municipalities), located in central Catalonia, two positive cases were registered in that week and a single neighbor who had to enter while in that of the Vall d’Aran (about 10,000 inhabitants and 33 towns), two other cases and no hospitalization.
In Sitges, a town near Barcelona with about 29,000 inhabitants and a well-known tourist destination, the epidemiological situation was with an R0 of 1.29 and five PCRs carried out last week, none of which led to an admission to the hospital.
Palafrugell and Sant Feliu de Guíxols
, located on the Costa Brava and also very touristy, are maintained with R0 of 1.43 and 1.36, respectively, and six and four PCRs in each and no income.
Valls, in the interior of Tarragona, also manages to stay almost on the fringes of the coronavirus, with two PCRs performed, no admission and an R0 of 0.79.
These municipalities are marked in green or orange in the graphics of the new website of the Department of Health on the evolution and monitoring of cases of coronavirus in Catalonia that has been released this week and that allows to know the evolution of the last weeks by cities with more than 20,000 inhabitants.
On the web you can also follow the daily cases of positives by SARS-CoV-2 in the various health regions of Catalonia, for the entire population and for residents in residences, according to the date on which the case or cases have been detected.