WATCH: Scenes of joy as coronavirus ward at Alicante hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca discharges last patient

WARD CLOSURE: Last coronavirus patient is released from Alicante hospital ward. CREDIT: GVA Departamento de Salud Alicante Hospital General Facebook

An Alicante hospital ward on Spain’s Costa Blanca has been returned to normal after discharging its last coronavirus patient.

THE positive news has been followed today by figures which show there have been eight fewer Covid-19 patient admissions in the last 24 hours, and 60 people have recovered.

The Ministry of Health has confirmed, however, a further two deaths.

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Late yesterday afternoon, the Health Department of the General Hospital of Alicante shared a video showing the joy of medical staff on one of its floors as their last coronavirus patient was discharged.


Vídeo cierre planta Covid 8ªB

#HGUAlicante #coronavirusTenemos una gran noticia que anunciaros… ¡La planta 8ªB ha dado hoy el alta a su último paciente con Covid-19! Desde este momento, vuelve a ser la unidad de hospitalización de Medicina Interna y Reumatología.Cada vez se van cerrando más plantas Covid para intentar, entre todos, retomar la normalidad… 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 ¡Así lo celebran los profesionales! ¡Felicidades a todos!#EsteVirusLoParamosUnidos

Zveřejnil(a) GVA Departamento de Salud Alicante Hospital General dne Úterý 5. května 2020

After weeks of admissions due to the pandemic, the hospital’s Facebook page pointed out that the eighth floor “is once again the hospitalisation unit for Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.”

They added that more and more Covid-19 floors are being closed to try to “return to normal.”

The news has been met with thousands of reactions and hundreds of messages of support and hope.


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