By George Stephens •
Published: 28 Feb 2020 • 20:09
4 positive Coronavirus cases confirmed on Spain’s Costa Del Sol – totalling 6 in Andalucia
As reported earlier, the Junta de Andalucia has confirmed several cases of Coronavirus on the Costa Del Sol. Three of those cases are in Marbella and one in Fuengirola. The Marbella cases involve two men, aged 42 and 53, respectively, and an 81-year-old woman. All three are isolated, and under close observation while they recover in their homes, according to Marbella authorities.
Two of the Marbella cases are believed to be related to the 62-year-old man who tested positive in Sevilla. He is now reported to be recovering at the Virgen del Rocio hospital, with no fever or breathing difficulties in the last 24 hours.
The fourth case involves a 55-year-old woman from Fuengirola, who has recently returned from travels in Italy (Emilia-Romagna). Like the other three, she is also isolated and being treated at home.
However, the total number of cases in Andalucia has now increased to six. The last case involves a 28-year-old youth from Milan, who has now been admitted to a hospital in Almeria.
According to the local government (Junta), all of the positive cases to date in Andalucia have been ‘imported’ through contact with people outside the region.
If you have arrived/returned to Spain from affected areas, it’s vital to monitor your health for 14 days following arrival from infected areas. If during that time you develop symptoms of acute respiratory infections, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, the Ministry of Health recommends you stay at home/accommodation, and call 112.
For the latest advice from Spain’s Ministry of Health (in Spanish), visit https://www.mscbs.gob.es/
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