By Cathy Elelman • 13 March 2020 • 19:47
MALLORCA has registered its first death from the coronavirus.
The victim was a 59-year old woman with a chronic illness who had tested positive for Covid-19 and was being treated at the Son Espases hospital in Palma, Spanish press reported.
She had been admitted to the hospital on March 6 for a condition unrelated to coronavirus, but started to go downhill on Wednesday. She was transferred to intensive care, but sadly passed away.
After it was confirmed that the patient was infected with coronavirus 80 health professionals who had had direct contact with her were put under active surveillance.
One of the 59-year’s family members has also reportedly tested positive.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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