By Cathy Elelman • 31 March 2020 • 19:44
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THERE was a moment for celebration for staff at the San Jorge hospital in Huesca today as a 101-year patient was released from hospital after recovering from coronavirus.
The centenarian was the first person from the small picturesque town of Biescas to be admitted to the hospital with Covid-19 and has been undergoing treatment there for a fortnight.
Biescas Mayor Nuria Pargada confirmed the good news on the council Facebook page.
“It brings great hope and encouragement to carry on fighting”, the post reads.
Sadly, the mayor also reported that a resident at a local old people’s home who was being treated at the hospital had lost the fight against the virus and died. This brought the total number of Covid-19 fatalities in the municipality of less than 1,500 inhabitants.to four.
Another six residents at the home have tested positive.
The 101-year old woman’s daughter was also treated at the San Jorge after contracting Covid-19, and like her has recovered.
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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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