AS COVID-19 cases on the Costa Blanca increase and more people are admitted to ICU departments, the health system is ‘beginning to overflow’ admits one top official.

Manuel Pineda

Manuel Pineda, the Mayor of Rafal, met with other health officials yesterday and discovered 47 patients have been admitted to the Vega Baja Hospital, with another 12 in the ICU.

He described the region’s situation as, “worrying.” 

“The hospital and the health system are beginning to overflow and this can cause anyone to suffer a deficiency that affects us,” explained Pineda.

Outbreaks and the number of admissions have increased since last month, with 15 outbreaks in neighbouring towns so far this week.

He appealed for “responsibility” and insisted that people must adhere to the new social distancing regulations introduced at the weekend.

A new midnight curfew has just been introduced in an attempt to stem any further spread of Covid-19.

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