Six people on mainland Spain have tested positive for coronavirus as well as four Italian tourists in Tenerife. Here’s what we know so far about the cases of the virus in Spain.
There are now ten active cases of coronavirus currently in Spain.
If you see the figure of 12 in the Spanish media that is because the two previously confirmed cases are included in the official number even though those two patients recovered fully from the illness, are no longer carriers and have been discharged.
Who are they?
Two cases in Barcelona
Two cases in Madrid
One case in Seville
One case in Villarrealin, Castellon
Four cases in Tenerife
Two people diagnosed with the virus (one in the Canary Island of La Gomera and one in Mallorca) have since been given the all-clear.
All of the cases currently confirmed in Spain, bar one, are either in Italians or people who travelled from northern Italy, where a large number of cases have been detected, before showing signs of the infection.
On Tuesday three cases were confirmed in Barcelona, Villarrealin the Castellón province of Valencia and Madrid. And on Wednesday another three people tested positive to the virus, including the first confirmed case in Andalusia.
Patients currently being treated for coronavirus are a 36-year-old Italian woman resident in Barcelona who returned to the city after a trip home to the region between Milan and Bergamo between the 12th and 22nd of February.
She is currently being treated at Barcelona’s Hospital Clinic Hotel and 25 people she came into contact with since coming back to Spain are under observation.
A second person in Barcelona tested positive for the virus on Wednesday morning.
Published The Local 27 February 2020