The trickle of positives related to end of study trips in Mallorca continues

The coronavirus outbreaks that have affected students from various end-of-year trips to Mallorca have continued to add positives throughout the weekend and are already registering about 900 cases in various communities, while some, mainly Catalonia and Galicia, notify a worsening in your contagion indicators in the last week. Until now, the Community of Madrid, with 410 infected (practically half of the total), is the region most affected by end-of-year trips to Mallorca and they also rise in other regions such as the Valencian Community (67 positive) and Catalonia (64).

In the Balearic Islands, so far, there are more than 260 positive cases linked to direct and indirect contacts with students from these trips, while Murcia, Castilla-La Mancha, Galicia, the Basque Country and Aragon have reported contagions in the last days. The outbreaks originated in a reggaeton concert in the Plaza de Toros de Palma and in different boat parties and hotels.

Mallorca tourists

Since last Friday, the Balearic Government has 78 young people from the Iberian Peninsula were transferred to the Palma Bellver bridge hotel that have been directly or indirectly related to the outbreak of a study trip to Mallorca, of which 33 have tested positive (4 in the PCR made on Friday and 29 in yesterday’s tests). These young people have been taken by ambulance to the bridge hotel, assigned by the health authorities to welcome tourists who may have had close contact with any of the positive cases and whose parents have authorized the transfer. Another 190 students remain isolated in their hotels waiting for parental authorization to be transferred to the ‘bridge hotel’ where the PCR will be done.

In this context, epidemiological data in some autonomies continue to worsen. On Catalonia, for example, it has been reported an increase in the risk of regrowth of eleven points to 124, with a transmission speed of 1.27. Catalonia adds 703,114 cases, 443 admitted and 128 in the ICU, although in the last 24 hours no deaths have been reported but its epidemic indicators -which have not stopped worsening in the last eight days- already overcome the high risk of regrowth (EPG) of the pandemic.

On Galicia, after four consecutive days of increase, there is 1,451 people infected by coronavirus, a dozen in intensive care and 36 admitted to hospitals, although in this community the disease still maintains a low incidence.

In Andalusia, the number of hospitalized has dropped by 41 since yesterday, up to 513, of which 122 are in intensive care in different hospitals, six less than in the previous day. With that, the hospitalization curve continues to decline in the community, with figures that had not been seen since the end of August and the beginning of September.

The Madrid’s community has notified 239 new cases of coronavirus, of which 135 correspond to the last 24 hours, Y two more deceased in hospitals. On Cantabria have been reported in the last 24 hours 77 new infections of Covid-19. In this community there are 18 people admitted, none in the ICU and, for the sixth day in a row, there are no deceased.

Castile and Leon has added this Sunday 110 new cases, 32 more than a week ago, and two deceased in the hospital setting, one more than seven days ago, data that reflects a reduction in infections since yesterday Saturday. Estremadura has logged in the last 24 hours 94 positive cases of Covid-19, 35 more than Saturday, and no death, and the cumulative incidence at 14 days has risen to 67.72 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

File image of Matt Hancock, former UK Health Minister.

The study trip to Mallorca has not been the only source of contagion. In Valencia, the Ministry of Health has reported two new outbreaks among students, one with 13 cases on an end-of-year trip of students from the Mas Camarena school in Paterna (Valencia) to the Salou amusement park and another with 24 affected by the Marist school who were in Lloret de Mar (Girona) that are added to the largest, that of Mallorca, with 67 positives.

While outbreaks among the youngest occur, the Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery (Separ) has urged citizens to “be prudent and co-responsible”, especially now that it is no longer mandatory to wear a mask in open spaces.

Pulmonologists have recalled in a statement that the mask is still a “must have” in open spaces when the safety distance of 1.5 meters between people cannot be maintained and it is still mandatory in closed places, which must be adequately ventilated. They warn of the false sense of security, and recall that the cumulative incidence rate continues to be above 50 and that the percentage of vaccinated people is below 70%, so there is still no group immunity. In addition, they are concerned about new variants of the virus, such as the delta – traces have already been detected in wastewater from several Spanish cities-, and the delta plus.

Source: LA INFORMACIÓN – Lo último by

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