By Sarah Keane • 09 December 2020 • 17:15
TWENTY-ONE people have been infected after a Covid outbreak in a nursing home in Alcoy
One person has died and 21 have tested positive after an outbreak of coronavirus was reported in the Mariola del Preventorio nursing home at the beginning of December. According to sources from the facility, 16 residents have tested positive, two of whom are receiving treatment at the Virgen de los Lirios Hospital.
The other five infected are nursing home staff who “find themselves with some symptoms while quarantining in their homes.” A source reported that the deceased man had suffered from a number of “quite serious” underlying illnesses.
The Valencian Institute of Safety and Health at Work (INVASSAT) said in a statement that even though there has been a slight increase in the nursing home cases, “it is normal that it may occur, as the first 14 days is the period of greatest danger.”
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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