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Coronavirus has reached Fuengirola and Marbella

The Ministry of Health confirmed shortly before 20.00 on Friday that three patients in Marbella and one in Fuengirola have been tested positive with the Coronavirus. In total there are now eight cases in Andalucia.

The three cases in Marbella are related to the first confirmed patient in the region, and have been traced back to the contact that first patient who at the end of January was in contact with an Asian couple that was visiting Marbella.

The Fuengirola case is a 55-year-old patient who has recently traveled to Emilia-Romagna in Italy and lives in Fuengirola. It is not related to the previous cases and, after presenting symptoms and giving positive analysis, he is actively monitored at home.

One of the confirmed cases in Andalucia is a Sevillian doctor, who had been in contact with the first confirmed patient in Andalusia. He is being actively monitored at home with all the guarantees of security and care, following the protocols of the Ministry of Health.

All four patients in the Málaga province are in quarantine their homes and are being controlled by the Andalusian Health Service.

None of these four cases have been infected by unknown spreaders in the Málaga province, so at the moment the Málaga province is not considered an area with a high risk of catching the Coronavirus.

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

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