By Cathy Elelman • 09 August 2020 • 15:22
STILL RISING: Saturday saw a new record daily increase in new cases
THE Costa Almeria’s Covid-19 figures for the weekend make for grim reading.
Saturday saw another record daily rise in the number of people testing positive for the virus, with 114 new cases.
On Sunday the Junta de Andalucia’s Health and Families department reported a further 100 cases in Almeria. What’s more, two people have reportedly lost their lives to their virus.
These means the first deaths linked to Covid-19 in the province since May 30.
The latest total for the people testing positive for coronavirus in the province since the start of the pandemic is 1,978.
In comments to Spanish press, Junta de Andalucia Health delegate in Almeria Juan de la Cruz Belmonte pointed out the average age of those affected by the virus in Almeria has dropped to 32 and called on young people in particular to abide by the rules aimed at preventing the spread of infections.
The delegate explained that at the moment the majority of new cases in the region are related to family and social get-togethers and to nightlife.
At the same time he highlighted the work being done to identify and test anyone who had been in contacted with infected people.
Cruz Belmontes said a great number of tests were being carried out, and that many of the cases which had been detected were asymptomatic.
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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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