Coronavirus fatalities down but new infection increase the same in Spain’s Balearic Islands

STILL RISING: Both the Covid-19 death rate & new infections increased in the last 24 hours across Spain. CREDIT: Shutterstock

THE number of coronavirus-related deaths in the Balearic Islands over the last 24 hours is half Thursday’s total, but the number of new contagions is the same.
The latest Ministry of Health report shows that three more people have lost their lives to Covid-19 on the archipelago, raising the death tally to 134.
A further 31 people have tested positive for the virus since yesterday. The new contagion total is 1,668.
Of these, 300, or 18 per cent, are health professionals.
In regard to care homes, there are 417 affected people: 293 residents and 124 staff.
Another 20 patients have recovered from the illness since Thursday, putting the number of recoveries at 938.
The Balearic government reported that it has now carried out nearly 25,000 coronavirus tests on the islands.

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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.

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