19 pensioners die from coronavirus at ONE care home in Madrid
- At least 19 pensioners at a residential elderly care home in Madrid have died
- Health sources are saying more people at the home are expected to die
- Regional health chiefs sent ventilators, face masks to the privately-run centre
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At least 19 pensioners at a residential elderly care home in Madrid have died from coronavirus.
The home is understood to be Monte Hermoso, near the Spanish capital’s biggest park Casa de Campo.
Health sources are saying more people at the home are expected to die.
People wearing face masks walk out of La Paz hospital in Madrid on Tuesday. At least 19 pensioners at a residential elderly care home in the city have died from coronavirus
Regional health chiefs have sent ventilators and face masks to the privately-run centre and the sick are being taken to hospitals but some residents of the care home are said to be dying in their beds before they can be transferred.
No-one was answering the phone at the centre, which offers day care as well as live-in facilities, this afternoon.
The first cases of coronavirus at the home were made public on March 8.
Rosana Castillo, whose mum is at the home, told local media relatives were informed there were 10 cases on Saturday but 70 cases the following day.
The death toll is the worst reported so far from a single place in Spain, where nearly 500 people have died and the number of confirmed cases stands at nearly 12,000.