Coronavirus in Spain now tops 83 cases across 13 cities

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The majority of COVID-19 cases in Spain have been as a result of travelling to high-risk countries, says Spain's Ministry of Health.

The number of Coronavirus cases has risen to 83 across Spain – 25 more than Saturday, according to the country’s health authority. There are two new cases in Andalusia, bringing the total to 12. Both involve doctors (28- and 36-year-old) who caught the virus after treating the first patient who contracted the Coronavirus in Spain. Only one patient out of the 12 in Andalusia, is being treating in hospital. The rest are being treated at home, in isolation, according to the health department.

Other recent cases in Spain include three people in Gerona – two females and a male, who have recently returned from a trip to Italy. Both the 16-year-old girl and 20-year-old woman travelled to the North of Italy between the 14-16 February, while the man visited Milan just last week. These three new cases means there are also now 12 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Catalunia.

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The majority of the cases in Spain have been contracted as a result of travelling to high-risk countries, maintains the health department. If you have arrived/returned to Spain from affected areas, it’s vital to monitor your health for 14 days following arrival from infected areas. If during that time you develop symptoms of acute respiratory infections, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, the Ministry of Health recommends you stay at home/accommodation, and call 112.

For the latest advice from Spain’s Ministry of Health (in Spanish), visit https://www.mscbs.gob.es/





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