Coronavirus claims more lives in Spain’s Balearic Islands

CRITERIA CHANGE: The Health Ministry does not now include diagnoses from antibody tests in the daily figures CREDIT: Shutterstock

CORONAVIRUS has claimed four more lives in the Balearic Islands.

Monday’s figures from the Health Ministry show the archipelago’s fatality tally has gone up to 179 since Sunday.

The ministry put total infections at 1,859 based on the number of positive cases confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), up five on yesterday.


The ministry has changed the criteria, and does not now include in the daily updates diagnoses from antibody tests.

“The antibody tests are to identify earlier cases. This, in the opinion of experts, cannot be counted as new cases,” explained Health Minister Salvador Illa.

The Balearic Islands’ regional Health ministry maintains the previous criteria however.

Again, the best Covid-19 health crisis news of the day relates to recoveries. Another 13 people have defeated the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,136.

As it stands, the Balearics are ranked eighth among Spain’s regions for rates of coronavirus, with 26.88 contagions for every 100,000 inhabitants.


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