By Cathy Elelman • 27 March 2020 • 16:29
VICTIMS: Four men have died of coronavirus at Palma’s Son Espases hospital since Thursday.
CREDIT: Son Espases – Hospital Universitari Facebook @SonEspases
THE number of coronavirus deaths in the Balearic Islands has risen to 26.
Regional Infectious Diseases Management Autonomous Committee spokesman Javier Arranz reported today Friday that four more people had lost their lives to Covid-19 in the Balearics since Thursday.
All the fatalities were men being treated at the Son Espases hospital in Mallorca’s capital Palma. Two in their seventies and one in his eighties all had pre-existing medical conditions.
The fourth victim was a 56-year-old man who reportedly did not have previous health problems.
The latest figure for the total number of registered coronavirus cases on the islands is 755, 95 up on Thursday, and representing an increase of 14.3 per cent.
Of these 67 people have recovered.
There are now 137 health professionals on the islands who have tested positive for Covid-19, of which 124 are in Mallorca. A further 430 medical staff are under observation.
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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.
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