Majorca coronavirus testing station.

Majorca coronavirus testing station.

08-09-2020Michel

1% of the population of Majorca is quarantined at home after either testing positive for Covid-19 or being in close contact with someone who has the virus.

1,847 people who tested positive for coronavirus are isolated in their homes and another 7,272 have been confined as a precaution because they've been in close contact with someone who has the virus.

The Covid Coordination Centre says that for every positive coronavirus case, an average of 4.33 close contacts are forced to self-isolate and 10% of them develop symptoms.

There are now 240 trackers in the Balearic Islands which is in line with the World Health Organisation's recommended ratio of one for every 5,000 inhabitants.

110,612 coronavirus tests have been carried out at Health Centres and 279,415 have been analysed in public hospital laboratories.

Fatalities

The Ministry of Health confirmed 4 coronavirus deaths in the Balearic Islands on Tuesday taking the total to 255 since the pandemic began.

There are 1,922 active cases including 306 new infections; 410 people are hospitalised, either for social reasons or health complications; 59 patients are in the ICU and 241 have been discharged from hospital.

Municipalities

The number of active coronavirus cases in Majorca has increased in 9 Municipalities and decreased in 22.

There are 5 new cases in Manacor, 1 in sa Pobla, 18 e in Capdepera, 1 in Bunyola, 1 in Valldemossa, 5 in Sineu, two in Maria de la Salut, 1 in Porreres and 1 new case in Costitx.

There are fewer active cases in Palma, Calvia, Llucmajor, Marratxí, Inca, Alcudia, Soller, Felanitx, Arta, Pollensa, Son Servera, Esporles, Santa Maria del Cami, Andratx, Santanyí, Alaró, Vilafranca, Montüiri, Ariany, Lloseta, Ses Salines and Banyalbufar.

There's been a significant decrease in active cases in Palma from 1,237 cases to 989 in less than a week.

Calvia also has fewer cases, dropping from 107 cases on September 2 to 88.

There are no active coronavirus cases in Lloseta, Ses Salines, Banyalbufar, Deya, Búger, Mancor, Santa Eugènia, Lloret, Petra, Escorca, Estellencs and Fornalutx.

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Sara O. / Hace 18 days

Well said Andrew S and Juan love. Andrew, I am able to purchase N95 masks at my local Palma pharmacy without any problems. They are expensive but they are available. However the new nanofibre FFP2 masks created by the CSIC are now available. They offer the same level of protection, last longer, are biodegradable and lighter to wear, more comfortable in Mallorca’s warm and humid climate.

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Juan love / Hace 19 days

Only 9,000 people Mark? (so far).

For a tiny Island such as Majorca, maybe the friends and relatives of those affected would disagree with you?

Thank god people have been isolating and listening to advice as well, otherwise who knows how much higher this number could be......?

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Andrew S. / Hace 19 days

Why is it so difficult (on purpose?) for people to understand: it is about whether everyone follows both the mask wearing (too easy to break the rule), noting as well - since the N95 masks are not available for mass use and we are all mostly using cloth masks which do not completely stop the spread - that is why, at the same time, there is also the need for social distancing and that seems to be the hardest rule to follow (that I see) in Spain. Finally what some seem to easily forget - this is about not overwhelming the hospitals and healthcare workers who risk their lives every single day. They need to be protected by us as much as each individual can possibly take action for easily within our control - who likes this new normal? not me, but I'm not the one risking my health every day like these doctors, nurses, attendants, and all essential workers have done. It is only with massive testing and contact tracing to pinpoint outbreaks, that we can reduce the need to apply a general blanket shutdown.

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Ursula / Hace 19 days

Spain runs the highest number of tests in Europe so the results are high. Mortality is very low - that's the most important and optimistic message. The other side is shortsighted actions of Mallorca's municipalities - but that’s a different story...

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john reeves / Hace 19 days

Mark - I think you will find that it is 1%. Still an acceptable level but the issue is the level of contacts being infected. If people ignore the basics, then 9000 has the potential to become 90000 very quickly. Leaving the borders open to the mainland is probably the primary source of infection.

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James / Hace 20 days

Spain has the highest number of cases in Europe and is also the only European country to make masks mandatory. Hmmm!

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Mark Badoer / Hace 20 days

9.000, wow, that sounds a lot. Until you compare it to the population of Mallorca and then it is suddenly next to nothing, i.e. 0,01 percent. Yet our lives is completely ruled by it all and more restrictive measures are in the making. When is this madness going to end????

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