By Cathy Elelman • 27 April 2020 • 12:24
CRITERIA CHANGE: The Health Ministry does not now include diagnoses from antibody tests in the daily figures
CORONAVIRUS has claimed four more lives in the Balearic Islands.
Monday’s figures from the Health Ministry show the archipelago’s fatality tally has gone up to 179 since Sunday.
The ministry put total infections at 1,859 based on the number of positive cases confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), up five on yesterday.
The ministry has changed the criteria, and does not now include in the daily updates diagnoses from antibody tests.
“The antibody tests are to identify earlier cases. This, in the opinion of experts, cannot be counted as new cases,” explained Health Minister Salvador Illa.
The Balearic Islands’ regional Health ministry maintains the previous criteria however.
Again, the best Covid-19 health crisis news of the day relates to recoveries. Another 13 people have defeated the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,136.
As it stands, the Balearics are ranked eighth among Spain’s regions for rates of coronavirus, with 26.88 contagions for every 100,000 inhabitants.
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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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