Coronavirus infections increase in the Balearic Islands.

Coronavirus infections increase in the Balearic Islands.

14-04-2020M. À. Cañellas

The Ministry of Health confirmed one death and 21 new coronavirus infections in the Balearic Islands on Tuesday.

There have been 118 COVID-19 fatalities and a total of 1,571 infections on the islands since the crisis began.

There was no change to the number of patients in the Intensive Care Unit on Tuesday which is still 145 and a total of 871 patients have now been given the all clear and discharged from hospital, including nine in the last 24 hours.

The fact that the number of patients admitted to the ICU hasn’t increased in the last 24 hours is very good news. The average length of stay is 20 days, so it is essential that these units are available for the most seriously ill patients.

There were 5 fatalities and 16 new cases on Monday, 10 deaths and 27 new infections on Sunday.

The decrease in fatalities on Tuesday is welcome news, but as has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health, deaths are sometimes not reported for several days because it takes time to confirm whether the victim had coronavirus or not.

The number of new cases is slightly higher than on Monday, but the overall downward trend continues.

The Balearic Islands are one of the autonomous communities least affected by COVID-19 and as Dr Javier Arranz, the Spokesperson for the Coronavirus has explained, the figures will go up and down as the pandemic is overcome but always with a downward trend.

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James T / Hace about 1 year

Yogi, please, no more conspiracy theories!!!

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Ab / Hace about 1 year

The virus is going to be with us for a while, majority of us will have it without showing outward symptoms and people have to get back to work. The cure cannot be worse than the disease. This is not sustainable. I do not know what Stan means by "rapid back to work".? Those employed in hospitality are not back, schools are not back, many others in technology or other sections are still WFH and therefore not out.There are already suicides in UK and USA (and probably other countries), due to mental health partly due to unemployment. Those with compromised immune system have to be protected, and they also should take responsibility for protecting themselves until such time that a vaccine is available, however as a safe vaccine is at least a year away, the rest have to go back to semi normal day to day life.

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Anton Barkhuysen / Hace about 1 year

Getting the area of Mallorca wrong by a factor of 14 so diminishes any point you are trying to make.

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Nigel / Hace about 1 year

I believe the same, as estimated in the UK without an antidote at least 80% of us will catch this virus from slight to major. To minimise a major infection, seems to me to isolate and only have minimal contact when out, ie. don't go in crowded rooms, and never mix with more than 2 people per 20 sq metres. Testing should be available so it is known to if you have had, be a possible carrier, or untouched, however, this is in a perfect world. Stay safe everyone.

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James Thomson / Hace about 1 year

I see you're still spouting this racist Trump sound bite of 'The Chinese Virus', Stan... Think you'll ever learn to act like an adult?

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Mark Badoer / Hace about 1 year

Stan, you are probably enjoying a well deserved pension or have enough money in your account to sit it out for a while. But please realise the deseparation some people are in. I know various people who now live from 10-15 euros a week. These people truly do not care about how many (old) people die or whether or not IC's are full. If your kids are asking for food as they are hungry, you stop caring. Dream on buddy

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Yogi / Hace about 1 year

Glad you’re not calling it a Chinese Virus anymore Stan. Are you suggesting it’s something to do with Cheese perhaps? I always knew there was something not right about being able to eat something that is essentially mouldy milk.

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Helen Young / Hace about 1 year

Why is there never any feedback on areas where these people live and the areas they may have been to in the last 14 days. I think it would be helpful and be a booster to persons to be more vigilant. I feel as time goes on, I am becoming more relaxed etc when I go shopping as the numbers have been reducing. I specifically noticed today in Mercadona Son Caliu that many more shoppers were not using facemasks, which was very interesting. Surely a few pointers of where the people with new infections live, the area etc.

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Stan / Hace about 1 year

For an Island of approximately 100 square miles , i I feel this tally of infections and deaths is moderating. Along with those who have recovered from infection. It is encouraging. What I do not agree with is the rapid return to work. This could regenerate a second wave of this Chiese Virus.

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