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Spain: Second case of coronavirus confirmed in Madrid

Spain, Madrid
February 26, 2020 at 14:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

A second patient has tested positive for the coronavirus in Madrid on Wednesday after being screened for the disease.

Footage shows the Carlos III hospital, where the first case was admitted, a 24-year-old man who travelled to northern Italy recently.

The second patient, another young man who had recently returned from Italy, will be transferred later to this same hospital in the afternoon.

In total there are nine confirmed cases in Spain, and all of them had been in Italy in recent weeks, where they are likely to have contracted the virus. At the moment, no cases of contagion within Spain's borders have been detected, although according to the pharmaceutical Isabel Cascante, "the demand for masks has increased."

The epicentre of the outbreak remains in China, where the coronavirus started and has infected 78,064 people so far, killing 2,715.

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A second patient has tested positive for the coronavirus in Madrid on Wednesday after being screened for the disease.

Footage shows the Carlos III hospital, where the first case was admitted, a 24-year-old man who travelled to northern Italy recently.

The second patient, another young man who had recently returned from Italy, will be transferred later to this same hospital in the afternoon.

In total there are nine confirmed cases in Spain, and all of them had been in Italy in recent weeks, where they are likely to have contracted the virus. At the moment, no cases of contagion within Spain's borders have been detected, although according to the pharmaceutical Isabel Cascante, "the demand for masks has increased."

The epicentre of the outbreak remains in China, where the coronavirus started and has infected 78,064 people so far, killing 2,715.

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