By Cathy Elelman • 22 July 2020 • 16:11
NEW CASES: Another 84 people have tested positive since Tuesday
WEDNESDAY saw Almeria register another daily record for the number of new Covid-19 infections, helping to fuel rumours on local expat social media forums that the UK could reinstate a quarantine requirement on travellers returning from Spain.
There have been a series of outbreaks of the virus around Spain in recent weeks, and restrictions have been reintroduced in some of the worst hit areas, including parts of Barcelona.
The latest figures from the Junta de Andalucia’s Health department show another 84 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Almeria since Tuesday, some of them linked to already existing outbreaks in the province.
This was the highest number of new cases recorded in 24 hours, and is 24 up on the previous daily record of 60 on July 16.
In total, 1,198 people in Almeria have tested positive for Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, of which 925 were detected by PCR tests.
Two people with the virus have been admitted to hospital since yesterday. Another two have recovered from the illness, bringing the total to 774.
Almeria currently has eight active outbreaks of Covid-19.
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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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