By Henric Sundlof • 26 February 2020 • 13:27
Although Catalunia still has relatively fewer cases in total than Madrid, the acceleration of new cases is worrying.
Another person has now been confirmed as infected with the coronavirus in Spain. This time it’s a 22-year old from Catalonia that has been tested positive for the deadly virus. The newly infected Catalonian had recently been travelling in Italy.
This is now the 11th case in the country – with the last 9 cases being reported in the last few days alone.
Earlier today a second person got infected in Madrid, after visiting one of the regions declared as a risk zone in northern Italy. The Madrid Health Advisor, Enrique Ruíz Escudero, explains that the patient’s condition is “stable” and that he will be transferred to the Carlos III hospital in Madrid.
No deaths have been reported in Spain so far but in Italy, with 322 confirmed cases, the number of victims has now reached 11 – all of them being elderly people.
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