Testing for Covid.

06-08-2020Reuters

The Balearic health ministry reported a further 111 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have now been 3,041 confirmed cases in the Balearics. With 2,216 patients having recovered and 230 fatalities, the number of active cases is 595, an increase of 75 from Wednesday. As there are patients who have recovered yet still need treatment, the health service is currently attending to 791 people in all. There are 99 patients in hospital, 94 of them in Majorca. There are nine patients in intensive care, eight of them in Majorca; the other patient is in Ibiza.

In Minorca, there are no patients in hospital. Eighteen patients are being monitored at home by primary care teams. There are five people in hospital in Ibiza, while primary care teams are looking after fourteen other patients at home. There are two patients in Formentera who are receiving care at home.

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Nigel / Hace about 1 month

I think we should all consider how New Zealand is dealing with the problem, how the Isle of Man and Channel Islands too, they are islands like ours, they seem to be winning against the virus, surely the Politicians can see, discuss and use a modified version of what these islands have done to find a solution to suit the our islands, as nowhere is the same or has the same problems. Perhaps the same requirements for all arriving on the islands, not just foreigners would be a good start before it gets too late and we have another lockdown, and that does not bear thinking about as far as the economy and residents are concerned.

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donna / Hace about 1 month

@Hank Bless. Have you ever been to Spain?

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Hank / Hace about 1 month

Right John so by that logic cases in the UK should be going down as no one ever goes near anyone else... somehow I don’t think that’s the problem.

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Donna / Hace about 1 month

@John- thank you, my point precisely. Our friends and soon to be relatives simply don’t get SOCIAL DISTANCING. I’ve give up warning people not to come too close. Would have to chain Mother in law to the wall before she gave up trying to give me a hug.

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Lizz / Hace about 1 month

The government advisory has invalidated insurance, the canaries have introduced a insurance scheme for all tourists. The Balearics should do the same, we would then be able to travel. Many older people don’t mind the quarantine, but will not travel without insurance

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John / Hace about 1 month

I am on Mallorca at the moment to spend our annual summer holiday and off course there is a problem with young people partying in Magaluf and other places. It was a wise decision to close down everything. But one of the biggest problem is the Spanish people themselves. Yes the wear facemasks but the majority doesn’t understand not to touch each other, not to give hands, not to kiss and keep distance. I fully understand it’s a culture thing but hoe difficult is it!? I am here now for a week enjoying the island but everytime there is somebody next to me. In Supermarkets, carparks, streets etc. It’s not that busy so keep you distance. When you keep distance figures will go down

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Yogi / Hace about 1 month

Who are infected. Locals, tourists? And where in Mallorca are infections occurring? This would seem to me to be critical information to share so as we can all work together to reduce infections.

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Hank / Hace about 1 month

This is a direct result of welcoming back tourists with open arms. Just so we can go into another lock down. Why are we so upset that we are making it difficult for tourist when it just benefits a select few. Surely these people have made enough from the last 5 years of mass tourism.

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Geoff / Hace about 1 month

stan Very fickle the people on here one minute you want the tourists next post you don't now all of a sudden you want them back again I love the place and love its people and have been coming for years clearly font know the locals as well as i thought

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Mark Badoer / Hace about 1 month

Nigel/Stan: have you actually ever really thought about how few this number is in relation to the total amount of people here on Mallorca? It is peanuts, nothing, nada. 0,00062 percent of the population. In statistical terms: zero. Now compare that to the amount of people that lost their jobs and livelyhoods. 20% and rising....... In Spain, there are now 1,1 million households, where everybody is unemployed. Unemployment of the under 25's is more than 40%. This whole corona virus thing is getting one big, bad joke. Politicians have lost all sense of reality.

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