Dr Javier Arranz, Spokesperson for the Regional Committee on Infectious Diseases & Health Minister Patricia Gómez.

Dr Javier Arranz, Spokesperson for the Regional Committee on Infectious Diseases & Health Minister Patricia Gómez.

13-08-2020CAIB

A warning has been issued for young people after two patients, with no previous pathologies, were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, or ICU with coronavirus.

Health Minister, Patricia Gómez, pointed out that the number of positive cases of Covid-19 in the Balearic Islands is increasing and that the majority of cases are young and healthy people, who are asymptomatic.

“This is not the time to trivialise,” said Minister Gómez. “The origin of these cases is family or social events, which leads the Government to think that it has to take more measures, so we will work on a line of early prevention and restrictions to cut the chains of transmission of the virus.”

She also said that screening of the most affected groups in areas where contagion is high will take place in the coming weeks.

190 people are now tracking contacts of positive cases and there are plans to increase the team to 250

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Gabriel / Hace about 1 month

I've heard from the younger ones that 'I don't protect myself, because it's just a flu, and only old people die'. I find this a bit psychopathic, sounds like an urge to kill old people, or maybe they just don't consider the fact that once infected, they transmit the virus, for which I accuse them of being asymptomatic intelligents. Last night, just under my window in Santa Catalina, a group of at least ten, at departure, everybody kissed everybody.

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Kenny Wilson / Hace about 1 month

Since the start of the pandemic governments have been telling young people they are at very low risk so it's going to be very very difficult now to convince them otherwise. Coupled with the fact when your young you think your invincible I think we're going to see numbers continue to rise for some time yet.

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