Santa Llucia residents coronavirus-free in Denia

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SANTA LUCIA: Two staff infected, but no Covid-19 amongst residentsPhoto credit: Residencia Santa Lucia

A SECOND PCR test on a resident at the Santa Llucia care home in Denia, gave a negative result. 

An earlier test had given a false positive and further examination revealed that there was not even “minimal” presence of the coronavirus, the Residencia Santa Llucia announced. 

As the viral load was very weak and the resident had no symptoms, it was decided to repeat the rest, whose reassuring results were passed on to Denia town hall, which runs the Residencia. 

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None of Santa Llucia’s 79 residents is infected, stressed the town hall, which also confirmed that all the cleaning staff have also tested negative for the virus. 

There have been two contagions amongst the care home staff, the first of which was detected on Monday last week when the worker called in sick, explaining that she had Covid-19 symptoms. 

Emergency procedures were immediately put in place, with residents isolated in their rooms and visits cancelled. 


A total of 143 PCR tests were carried out, detecting one more employee with mild symptoms who is now in quarantine. 

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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