By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 21 Mar 2020 • 17:43
GRIM FIRST: The 86-year died on Saturday in the Huercal-Overa hospital.
CREDIT: SATSE_Almeria Twitter @ SATSE_Almeria
AN 86-year-old woman has become the first person to die from coronavirus in Almeria.
The elderly woman died today Saturday in the La Inmaculada Hospital in Huercal-Overa, Spanish press reported.
It was also reported she had been admitted to the hospital several days ago and had tested positive for Covid-19 at the start of the crisis.
The 86-year-old had an existing medical condition.
By Saturday there were 53 coronavirus cases in the province. Seven of the cases have been confirmed in the last 24 hours.
Forty of the people diagnosed with coronavirus are under active monitoring at home and 13 are in hospital.
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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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