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First outbreak of the coronavirus in Madrid with five infected in a company


Madrid has registered the first outbreak of coronavirus after meeting five new positives in a company in the Spanish capital. This was announced this Friday by the Ministry of Health, noting that all workers are already isolated in their homes and with mild symptoms.

18 people are also under medical surveillance: six belonging to the same company and 12 family and social contacts.

"None have required hospital admission and they have follow-up from the Primary Care physicians or the Company's Occupational Risk Prevention Service," clarifies the Health Department. This entity highlights that the epidemiological investigation has allowed it to quickly identify these cases and isolate its "close contacts".

Health explains that the infected are between 18 and 54 years old. Salvador Illa's Ministry comes, in turn, to register 174 new infections and 17 deaths this Friday.

Currently, in Spain 8.74 infections have been reported per hundred thousand inhabitants in the last two weeks, when a week ago this rate was 7.74, one point less. This is due to outbreaks in Aragon, where the transmission of the virus has exploded with a rate that reaches 37.14 infections, and infections in other regions such as Navarra.


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