People wearing masks to protect against Covid-19. | Josep Bagur Gomila

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The coronavirus pandemic is growing faster in the Balearic Islands than anywhere else in Spain.

According to data from the Ministry of Health last Sunday, the Balearic Islands has an R number of 1.26 compared to 1.12 in the rest of the country.

There was a notable increase in new daily infections on Friday, July 24 and on Friday, August 7, 111 new cases were confirmed, taking the total number of infections to 595.

The rate of infection in the Balearic Islands is 52.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days and 34.36 in the last week.

The Ministry of Health claims the reason for the increasing number of cases in the Balearics is due to good detection and tracking, with an average of 6 contacts located for each contagion.

The latest figures from Carlos III show that the Canary Islands has the best tracking, with between 3 and 27 close positive contacts and the rate of infection is 8.03 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, and 5.53 in the last week.

Income

IB-Salut treated 791 coronavirus patients on Friday, 99 of them were hospitalised, 9 were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit in critical condition and 692 are receiving treatment from Outpatient Clinics. 100 Healthcare Workers under surveillance, and 17 are infected.

Screening

A nurse who works in a Private Clinic and in the DomusVi Residence in Palma has tested positive for coronavirus and the Centre has been closed as a precaution whilst a massive screening operation is carried out.