The macro outbreak originated in Mallorca by different student trips already affects young people from nine autonomous communities. Infections exceed 800 and 175 remain isolated at the Palma Bellver hotel in Mallorca. Of these students, nine have required hospitalization after developing the first symptoms of COVID-19. The Minister of Health, Patricia Gómez, has appeared to report the situation and has assured that, although the state of the nine admitted is mild, their transfer to the hospital has been ordered as a “precaution”.

Meanwhile, mass screening of young people identified by trackers as contacts directly or indirectly related to the macro outbreak. Of the samples carried out, 33 students have tested positive while another 44 negative. The remaining 97 tests are yet to be known and for now, they are still confined.

All the students are well and from the Government they report that they are in contact with their families, but they need to be aware of how important it is that they remain confined.

Almost 900 infections throughout Spain

In the last hours, the Community of Madrid has counted 410 cases; Galicia puts them at 70; the Basque Country at 126; Valencian Community at 104; Catalonia at 64; Murcia in 20; Castilla-La Mancha in 11 and Aragon in 10. In total, there are 752 cases verified to date. Although to these we must add that 476 young Andalusians are currently in isolation after making end-of-year trips to Mallorca and are being screened.

Research in establishments

The emergency services and the police authorities have continued with the inspections of the establishments and areas that could favor the ‘macro outbreak’ in Mallorca. The Balearic executive, within its powers, began already from the day of the concert in the Plaza de Toros de Palma the instruction so that those responsible have legal and economic consequences. Now they are also investigating the possible negligence in some hotels that, the Government has made clear, “do not represent the majority effort of the Balearic tourism sector to continue being a safe destination for residents and visitors.”

The inspections will continue to be carried out, as is customary, throughout the weekend, “to prevent the non-compliance of a few from putting at risk the efforts of the majority and the economic recovery of the Islands,” emphasized the regional executive.

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