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17th coronavirus case in Catalonia confirmed, with none reported serious

31-year-old woman living in Viladecans south of Barcelona infected through contact with previously confirmed case

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03 March 2020 01:30 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

Catalan health authorities have confirmed the 17th case of coronavirus in Catalonia, a 31-year-old woman living in Viladecans, south of Barcelona. 

The woman was infected through contact with a previously confirmed case.

Authorities say the woman’s condition is mild, as in all of the reported cases in Catalonia.

The Spanish health ministry has reported a total of 129 cases throughout Spain, as of noon on Tuesday.

The Catalan government blamed a rise in unemployment figures in February on measures taken to fight coronavirus, including the cancelation of the Mobile World Congress.

In order to prevent the spread of the virus people are advised to wash hands with soap and water, avoid close contact with people who show signs of respiratory distress, keep two meters away from people with symptoms of acute respiratory infections, cover their mouth and nose with handkerchiefs or with the inside of their elbow when coughing or sneezing, and avoid sharing food and utensils.

 

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  • The Catalan health minister, Alba Vergés, visiting the emergency services HQ, in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, on February 29, 2020 (by Pere Francesch)

  • The Catalan health minister, Alba Vergés, visiting the emergency services HQ, in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, on February 29, 2020 (by Pere Francesch)

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