Update On The Coronavirus in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Although Catalunia still has relatively fewer cases in total than Madrid, the acceleration of new cases is worrying.

The woman who was the fourth person in Spain to be identified as positive for the Coronavirus in Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain is a 36-year-old woman who has travelled in the North of Italy between February 12 and 22, confirmed the secretary of Public health, Joan Guix.

Catalunia has affected their Coronavirus Protocol. Guix says that the patient is well, with flu-like symptomatology, that her case is “low risk” and that the people with whom she had contact will be in isolation for fourteen days.

Guix also wants to point out that 80% of Coronavirus cases are mild, 15% serious and 2% are critical. “We do not take measures because this virus is extremely serious, but our goal is to contain it”, he says.

Assumpta Ricard, manager of the Catalan Health Service, has confirmed that “the system is ready”, and assures: “It is a new situation, but not serious.” He also adds that he believes that they will be “able to contain the cases.”

Guix and Richard ask people who believe that they have symptoms that could be caused by the Coronavirus to call 061, so that the emergency lines can stay open.

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Henric Sundlof