By Cathy Elelman • 17 August 2020 • 15:28
THE week begins with the Costa Almeria once again registering a new record for the number of new Covid-19 infections in 24 hours.
Monday’s report from the Junta de Andalucia’s Health and Families department shows another 186 people have tested positive for the virus in Almeria since Sunday.
There have also been another eight hospitalisations.
Two residents of a care home in El Zapillo in Almeria city lost their lives to Covid-19 this weekend, one of whom was receiving treatment for a preexisting serious medical condition. The provincial death toll from the virus now stands at 60.
The Government Sub-Delegate in Almeria Manuel de la Fuente described the current situation in Almeria in an interview with Spanish press as “worrying, but not alaming.”
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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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