Confirmed cases of the Coronavirus COVID-19 on the Costa del Sol Spain? UPDATE
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is the most talked-about subject so far this month. What started out as a few sneezing people in China has now spread across the entire globe. Only Antarctica is free of this nuisance. It is everywhere and anywhere.
It would be quite bizarre of me not to mention it in this blog. So, this is what we know so far about the Coronavirus in Spain.
According to the Euro Weekly, a periodical for the Costa del Sol area of Andalucia, there are six confirmed cases.
As reported earlier, the Junta de Andalucia has confirmed several cases of Coronavirus on the Costa Del Sol. Three of those cases are in Marbella and one in Fuengirola.
The Marbella cases involve two men, aged 42 and 53, respectively, and an 81-year-old woman. All three are isolated, and under close observation, while they recover in their homes, according to Marbella authorities. See more
Protecting yourself against the Coronavirus
There are some basic measures to ensure that you are safe and protected from this outbreak. the World Health Organisation (WHO) has a great website with lots of interesting information. I have added the videos from that website above.
Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting most people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following
Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread the virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.
Stay informed and follow the advice given by your healthcare provider
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow the advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves. See more information.
CORONAVIRIS IN SPAIN (COVID-19) UPDATE Monday 16th March 2020 335 deaths, 9428 confirmed cases
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become a pandemic. That means, COVID-19, that started in Wuhan, China, has now spread worldwide. This, sadly, includes all regions of Spain.
The Spanish government has declared a state of emergency and has restricted the movement of people and goods. Flights in and out of Spain (including Canary Islands etc) have been cancelled. Citizens are restricted to a visit to the shops, medical centre or emergency only as the government try to stifle the spread of the Coronavirus.
March 17th 2020
11,409 cases of Covid-19 with 509 deaths. 1028 cases recovered.
March 19th 2020
17,395 Cases of Covid-19 with 803 deaths, 1107 recovered.
March 27th 2020
Total cases 64,059 with 4,858 deaths, 9537 recovered.
March 28th 2020
72,248 cases, 5,690 deaths, 12,285 recovered
March 29th 2020
78,797 cases, 6528 deaths, 14,709 recovered
March 30th 2020
85,195 cases, 7340 deaths, 16780 recovered.
The Spanish Government also increased the isolation period to the 12th of April 2020. 832 new deaths.