Coronavirus continues to make the headlines in Marbella.
Figures released on Monday recorded 129 new cases and one fatality, bringing the total to 2,053 cases and 25 deaths in Marbella since the pandemic began.
Marbella was also revealed as having the most cases per 100,000 inhabitants in Andalucia. Figures from the Junta de Andalucia recorded 1,342 per 100,000 against the national average of 1,285. Malaga has 895 per 100,000.
With the summer season now over but schools now reopening, it will be interesting to see how the infection rates continue.
It hasn’t all been gloom and doom, however. Marbella Town Hall announced that the Teatro Ciudad de Marbella will open on September 27. Theatre director Carmen Diaz revealed that the programme of events would include performances especially suited for children and families. More information is available from www.mientrada.net or 902 646 289.
And for a fee- good story for the week, nearly 200 environmentally aware Marbella residents answered the call for volunteers to watch over the hatching of turtles. Endangered loggerhead turtles are due to hatch on Calahonda Beach over the next few weeks. The Town Hall was delighted with the number of people that have volunteered to keep watch and ensure that the eggs and the newly hatched turtles are not disturbed.