By Tara Rippin • 02 July 2020 • 17:07
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THE health department announced on social network that Elche Hospital no longer has coronvirus patients in its intensive care unit.
It joins Vinalopó Hospital, meaning Elche is now “free of admitted coronavirus patients in ICU.”
This is the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic that there are no patients needing advanced care.
In a comment on Facebook, the hospital congratulated the last patient and her family, along with “the great professionals of the ICU in Elche who have treated and cared for the patient during her admission.”
In total, in this hospital and Vinalopó, there have been 15 deaths and more than 400 infected patients have been treated.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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