The Junta de Andalucía regional government on Friday confirmed four cases of coronavirus Malaga province: three in Marbella and one in Fuengirola.
Two men who tested positive in Marbella, aged 42 and 53 respectively, have links to the first confirmed patient in Andalucía, who remains in the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville. The 62-year-old, who has been in the hospital since Wednesday, is making good progress and hasn't experienced any respiratory problems. He is thought to have contracted the virus after a meeting with an Asian couple in Marbella at the start of January.
The third case in Marbella is of an 81-year-old woman who is related to one of the two aforementioned men, resident in the town. She, like the two men, is being closely monitored at home.
The fourth case of coronavirus confirmed in Malaga province is that of a 55-year-old woman who recently travelled to Emilia-Romagna (Italy) and lives in Fuengirola. As in the three cases in Marbella, after presenting symptoms and testing positive, the patient is being monitored at home.
Eight cases in the region
Elsewhere in Andalucía, in Almeria a 28-year-old man is another confirmed case. A resident of Milan, he went to the Hospital Mediterráneo in the city after reporting a fever. Once there, tests for COVID-19 showed positive and he was admitted.
Later on Friday night, another two cases were confirmed: that of a doctor from Seville, 58, who had contact with the first victim; and a 25-year-old nurse from Arjonilla (Jaén) who attended someone with coronavirus in a hospital in Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid).
These seven new cases bring the number of diagnosed cases in Andalucía to eight.
The Junta has confirmed that all cases so far have been imported from elsewhere.
The Regional Ministry of Health has a page devoted to information about coronavirus [in Spanish]. Likewise, a 24-hour hotline is available to those with any doubts or questions (955 54 50 60).