March 30, 2020 / 10:53 AM / 2 months ago

Nearly 12,300 Spanish health workers have coronavirus

A healthcare worker is seen near the emergency unit at 12 de Octubre hospital during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

MADRID (Reuters) - Some 12,298 health workers have tested positive for coronavirus in Spain, deputy health emergency chief Maria Jose Sierra said at a news conference on Monday.

That is equivalent to around 14% of the country’s 85,195 confirmed cases, roughly the same proportion as last week.

Reporting by Nathan Allen; Editing by Inti Landauro

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