Death and grief in the third wave of the covid

Since the beginning of the year, 274 people have died in the Basque Country, the vast majority over 80 years of age. They no longer die so alone, but their goodbyes are sad

The Derio cemetery can accommodate burials with up to 30 people, “although groups like this no longer come, at most 16”. / MANU CECILIO
Itsaso Álvarez

José Micolta, the 83-year-old husband of Jesusa, died of Covid in the Basurto hospital at 6.30 in the morning on January 16, in the middle of the third wave that sets a record for infections in the Basque Country. His wife, who tested negative in the PCR, was able to say goodbye to him the previous afternoon in a scheduled appointment of one hour and dressed

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