Teen tests positive for COVID-19 in Spain’s Malaga raising fears of a spike in cases on Costa

COVID-19 SURVEY: 13% of workers in Spain have gone to work depiste showing symptoms. CREDIT: Shutterstock

A 17-year-old teenager from Malaga has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) today, according to local health services. The student from Santa Rosa de Lima school in Malaga is said to be in isolation at home. She has recently returned from a school trip to Italy, along with 78 other pupils and 3 teachers. They are all now under observation, as well as all the passengers who were on the same flight back from Italy.

The Spanish authorities are advising the public to remain calm as the virus in the country is in ‘containment’ phase. However, the hike in the number of queries that Andalusia’s health department is receiving on a daily basis, demonstrates that the public is becoming increasingly concerned. Andalusia’s health service Salude Responde has responded to more than 72,000 calls regarding the Coronavirus since last week (25th February). Its Salud Responde app received 8,000 enquiries about COVID-19 yesterday alone.

There are now 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Andalucia, and the total number of cases in Spain now tops 253. In other parts of Spain, there are 90 cases in Madrid, 22 in Valencia, 32 in Catalunia, 27 in the Basque country, 11 en Castilla y Leon, 11 en La Rioja, 13 in La Castilla-La Mancha, 10 en Cantabria, 9 in the Canaries, 6 in Extremadura, 6 in Baleares, 5 in Asturias, 3 in Navarra, 1 in Galicia and 1 in Aragon.

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