By Cathy Elelman • 27 August 2020 • 17:26
REPORTS: According to Spanish press pupils and teachers at a number of provincial schools are having to self-isolate after testing positive or having contact with others who have
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THE Costa Almeria has seen a significant rise in the number of Covid-19 case hospitalisations over the last 24 hours.
Thursday’s figures from Junta de Andalucia’s regional Health ministry show 19 people suffering from the virus have been admitted to provincial hospitals since Wednesday, one of them in intensive care.
A further 121 people have tested positive for the virus: 58 in the Poniente region, 46 in the Almeria City health district and 15 in the Levante-Upper Almanzora. There are also two new cases given as from no specific municipality.
The accumulated total currently stands at 4,098, or 4,374 including those detected by serology testing.
Also since yesterday another 19 people have recovered from the illness. There have been no more Covid-19 deaths in Almeria.
As it stands there are 2,785 active cases of the virus in the province.
One of the worst outbreaks is in the El Zapillo care home for the elderly in Almeria City, where 65 of the residents and 35 members of staff have tested positive.
Junta de Andalucia territorial delegate for Almeria Maribel Sanchez reported that only 15 of the residents are receiving medical treatment and just one has been transferred to hospital, where they are improving.
She also said all the infected staff have just mild symptoms, with the exception of one. She too is in hospital and getting better, Sanchez said.
Commenting on the deaths of four of the centre’s residents, the territorial delegate said that they had died “with Covid, but none of them because of Covid,” explaining they had had serious pre-existing illnesses.
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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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