First Pregnant Woman Tests Positive For the Coronavirus in Spain’s Malaga

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

The first pregnant woman has now tested positive for the coronavirus in Spain’s Malaga. The woman, a nurse from a health centre in Malaga, is 23 weeks pregnant and was admitted to the Hospital Materno Infantil in the city yesterday. She is the first pregnant woman to test positive for the disease in the Malaga province and one of the first in Spain.

The woman went to the Infant Maternity Emergency Department several days ago, when she was experiencing respiratory problems. She was tested for the coronavirus but was sent home pending the results, as her symptoms were not serious. When the tests came back positive yesterday, she was immediately admitted and isolated at the hospital.

The number of confirmed cases in Andalucia is now 83. 59 of these cases are in Malaga, with 24 people hospitalized and 35 isolated at home.

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Henric Sundlof