By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 27 Apr 2020 • 15:37
STANDING OUT: Illar, with less than 400 inhabitants, has 26 Covid-19 cases.
ALMERIA City and Roquetas de Mar account for more than half of the province’s 527 coronavirus cases, Spanish press report.
According to the reports, health service sources have confirmed that 179 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the provincial capital to-date and 116 in Roquetas.
Also that El Ejido has the third highest number of cases of the virus, at 44, followed by Illar, which has less than 400 inhabitants, on 26.
Huercal-Overa and Vicar both have 15, the report maintains, while Albox and Dalias have 13 apiece.
They are followed in the report case number rankings by Macael (9), Huercal de Almeria (8), Adra (7), Nijar (7), Vera (7), Olula del Rio (6), Cuevas del Almanzora (4), Garrucha (4), La Mojonera (4), Pulpi (4), Arboleas (3), Cantoria (3), Lubrin (3), Mojacar (3) and Velez Rubio (3).
Alhabla, Benahadux, Carboneras, Gergal, Maria, Pechina, Purchena, Las Tres Villas and Viator all have two people who have tested positive for the virus, according to Spanish press, while Alhama de Almeria, Almocita, Antas, Berja, Canjayar, Fines, Gador, Instincion, Lijar, Lucar, Tabernas, Turre and Zurgena have only one each.
More than half the province’s municipalities have not then registered any coronavirus cases at all.
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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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