Three members of the same family die with Covid-19 in Melilla

There are 600 currently infected in Melilla

THE General Department of Public Health is analysing whether three deaths in the same family in Melilla from Covid-19 are the result of an outbreak at a baptism party in December.

The deceased are a man and both his parents, while a fourth infected member of the family, his uncle, has recovered.
The first to die were the parents, both in their eighties, and then their son, who was 55.
The baptism gathered a large number of people.
Of the four deaths registered in Melilla in January, three of them were in the same family.
This is twice the number of deaths which were registered in the Spanish enclave in North Africa between March and July.
Since the pandemic began in March 2020, 49 people have died with coronavirus in Melilla. However, there are currently more than 600 people infected of a population of 85,000. Twelve people are currently in the regional hospital, four of them in Intensive Care.


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Jennifer Leighfield

Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.

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