By Cathy Elelman • 24 March 2020 • 14:50
TESTING POSTIVE: In all 33 staff at the Son Espases hospital in Palma have tested positive for Covid-19
CREDIT: Son Espases – Hospital Universitari Facebook @SonEspases
THERE are now 63 health professionals in Mallorca infected with the coronavirus, Balearic Island Infectious Disease Management Autonomous Committee spokesman Francesc Alberti reported today Tuesday.
Of these, 33 are in the Son Espases hospital and 14 are in the Hospital Universitario Son Llatzer in Palma. There are a further 11 in Inca and five in Manacor.
A further 252 are being monitored.
Alberti said the coronavirus case total for the Balearic Islands now stands at 478. There have been 13 deaths and 19 recoveries, putting the active case figure at 446.
In Mallorca, 47 cases have ended up in intensive care units, either public or private, and 175 Covid-19 patients have had to be hospitalised.
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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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