BREAKING NEWS: First confirmed case of coronavirus on the Costa Almeria

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THE Junta de Andalucia’s Health Department has confirmed the first case of coronavirus in Almeria today Friday. 

According to reports it is a 28-year patient admitted to the Mediterraneo Hospital in the provincial capital who lives in Milan and who decided to return to his home in Almeria who has been diagnosed with the virus.

He went to the hospital when he started a fever, where he tested positive.

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He is reportedly in a stable condition with just a bit of a temperature.

The hospital has adopted all the measures set out in the protocol for these kinds of cases.

The 28-year old’s family and people he has been in close contact with are also being monitored and have been instructed to be on the alert for symptoms compatible with the illness.


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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