Coronavirus cases climb dramatically in Spain’s Balearic Islands

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THE number of coronavirus cases in the Balearic Islands has climbed dramatically this weekend.

There were 85 new positive cases on the islands on Saturday, representing a 34.5 per cent increase and putting the total at 331 by Sunday.

Of the 85 new cases, 79 are hospitalised and 14 are in intensive care.

The Balearic government health department also reported that two more coronavirus patients have died in Mallorca, bringing the total number of coronavirus deaths on the island to six.

The latest victims were two men in their eighties, both with a pre-existing medical conditions.

The Balearics represent 1.1 per cent of total number of Covid-19 cases in Spain.

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Cathy Elelman

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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