Another fall in the daily number of new positive cases, the health ministry's Thursday report indicating 782 cases, 59 fewer than on Wednesday.
Twelve more deaths have been confirmed. These refer to the period January 6 to February 9 and are therefore partly an update of mortality figures. The twelve people were aged between 60 and 95. The total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic is now 1,178.
In the hospitals, the number of Covid patients in ICU has risen by four to 65. The ICU Covid occupancy rate has climbed to 19% from 17.8%. In Mallorca there are 53 patients (+5), in Ibiza eight and in Minorca four (-1). On the wards, there has been a further decrease, one of eight to 335 - Mallorca 251 (-7), Ibiza 72, Minorca 12 (-1).
As to primary care, the number of cases in the Balearics as a whole is down another 1,296 to 10,029 and in Mallorca by 1,069 to 8,157.
The Thursday new positive cases are Mallorca 587 (649 on Wednesday), Ibiza 83 (81), Minorca 79 (75) and Formentera seven (13). The test rate is 17.1%, down from 18.37% on Wednesday. The seven-day test rate has dropped from 22.30% to 21.09%.
The 14-day cumulative incidence rates are all down again - Balearics 1514.8 from 1665.5; Mallorca 1457.7 from 1592.4; Ibiza 1604.5 from 1789.5; Minorca 1992.9 from 2260.5; Formentera 898.9 from 907.3. The seven-day cumulative incidence in the Balearics has fallen from 606.6 to 560.1.
The vaccination - With at least one dose, 986,434, 88.15% of the target population and 519 more than on Wednesday. The complete course, 944,542, 84.40% and 1,169 more.
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Nigel, how is that any different? Whether it's solely covid or contributing factor. One has diabetes, for example. Can live with it for 50 more years. Covid hours, he dies. What's your point? It's ok to have it because you won't die solely from it? It's like the time you said that they want to put a chip in us, because they now want to make pills with chips. Well, I admit, I had to look that up. Guess what, that 'info' first came up like this on a page called something like 'we love Trump'. The truth was actually that the guy from pfizer discussed this topic two years before the pandemic. So it has nothing to do with the pandemic. And it was a project intended solely for patients with schizophrenia, because of the high rate of forgetting to take the schizophrenia meds. And it was no microchip (a term that you should look up before using), it was a radio transmitter to make sure the patient took his meds, therefore saving his life. Please stop spreading fake news, nonsense and things taken out of context.
Has anyone in the media (Jason) questioned whether these deaths are "solely" from Covid, or was Covid a contributing factor? As we saw in the UK out of 150,000 Covid attributed deaths, only 17,000 were SOLELY attributed to Covid, so Jason, you are not doing your readers any favours by joining project fear, and as you are the editor, the buck stops with you as BJ told Starmer very recently. Can we have the truth? Is this why restrictions are being removed so the politicians hope by election time they can say how they saved the day with the media "banging their drum" and the public forget?