By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 28 Aug 2020 • 13:11
DAILY INCREASE: Another 160 people have tested positive for the virus in Almeria since Thursday
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COVID-19 has claimed two more lives on the Costa Almeria over the last 24 hours.
The Junta de Andalucia’s Health and Families department reported that the deaths were in Gergal and Roquetas de Mar, one a man aged between 65 and 84 and one a man aged over 85.
The provincial death tally from the virus is now 71.
Friday’s figures reveal another 160 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Almeria since yesterday. Of these 57 are in the provincial capital.
There are 22 cases in El Ejido, 15 in Roquetas de Mar and 13 in Nijar.
Huercal-Overa has 10 new cases, Cuevas del Almanzora six, and Albox, Mojacar, Garrucha and Zurgena one each.
New cases have also been detected in Gador, Tabernas, Adra, Berja, Balanegra, Huercal de Almeria, La Mojonera and Vicar since Thursday.
Hospitalisations in the province are up by 13 on yesterday, one a patient in intensive care.
At the same time 18 more people are now classified as having recovered from the virus.
The total number of Covid-19 cases registered in Almeria since the start of the pandemic currently stands at 4,534, including those detected by serology testing.
As of today there are 2,925 actives cases.
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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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