11 die in Spain care home outbreak, UK strain suspected

ELEVEN people have died of Covid-19 following an outbreak at a care home near Madrid which may be linked to the so-called British variant of the virus, officials said today. 

“We have had a major outbreak at an old people’s home in Becerril de la Sierra,” said Antonio Zapatero, deputy health chief in the Madrid region, referring to a town in the mountains near the capital.