The number of coronavirus cases in Malaga province rose to six on Saturday with two further cases in Fuengirola added to the three in Marbella and one in Fuengirola confirmed on Friday.
The two latest victims, two men aged 59 and 62, are related to the other case in the town - a 55-year-old woman who recently travelled to Emilia-Romagna (Italy). They too travelled to Italy.
After presenting symptoms and testing positive, the patients are being monitored at home.
This is also the case with the three people who contracted the virus in Marbella. SUR has confirmed that the two men who tested positive, aged 42 and 53 respectively, work in the same banking company as 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.
Investigations carried out by the regional Health ministry have tracked down the moment of contagion to a congress held in Marbella at the end of January, attended by several people of Asian origin.
The bank, which has a branch in Marbella, has been carrying out tests on its employees but no new cases have been detected as yet.
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 despite being advised to remain in hospital.
Ten 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 nine new cases this weekend bring the number of diagnosed cases in Andalucía to ten.
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).