By Cathy Elelman • 23 April 2020 • 14:00
NEW OUTBREAK: Malaga's Axarquia Region Suffers New Coroanvirus Oubtreak
THE number of new coronavirus infections in the Balearic Islands has dipped slightly, while there has been a significant increase in recoveries.
Thursday’s figures from the Health Ministry reveal an increase of 25 in people testing positive for Covid-19 on the islands since yesterday, pushing up the total to 1,861.
There have also been a further four coronavirus-related deaths over the last 24 hours. The archipelago’s fatality tally now stands at 168.
The encouraging news is that another 30 people have recovered from the virus. This represents a 2.9 per cent increase and means there have been 1.047 recoveries in all.
A further 17 Covid-19 patients have been admitted to the islands’ hospitals and there is one more in intensive care than on Wednesday. In all 167 patients in the Balearics have required intensive care treatment since the start of the pandemic.
A total of 312 of the archipelago’s medical workers have tested positive for coronavirus, representing 16 per cent of all cases.
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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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