By Cathy Elelman • 20 March 2020 • 13:55
YOUNG VICTIM: A 30-year man with an existing medical condition died in a Palma hospital on Thursday.
THE number of coronavirus deaths in Spain’s Mallorca had risen to four by Friday morning.
The latest Covid-19 victim on the island was a 90-year old man with an existing medical condition who was admitted to the Son Espases hospital in Palma on March 14.
On Thursday 30-year old man became the third person in Mallorca to die from coronavirus.
The young patient, who again an existing medical condition, passed away in the Hospital Universitari de Son Espases where he had been undergoing treatment since testing positive.
On Monday night a 60-year old man with advanced cancer was the island’s second Covid-19 death. The first coronavirus death in Mallorca was a 59-year old woman with a chronic illness, who had been admitted to Son Espases for a condition unrelated to coronavirus before she tested positive.
The Balearic government Health department reported there were 203 cases of coronavirus in the islands by Friday following 34 new confirmed cases on Thursday.
The Balearics currently remains the second least affected autonomous community in Spain by the outbreak, after Cantabria.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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