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Over a hundred Covid positives among students after trips to Balearic and Canary islands

Outbreaks after end-of-course journeys to Mallorca, Menorca, Tenerife and Catalonia as teenagers experience light or no symptoms

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26 June 2021 03:13 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

Over a hundred Catalan students have tested positive for Covid-19 so far after several end-of-course trips to the Balearic and Canary islands in mid-June.

The outbreaks were identified among teenagers who spent some days in either Mallorca, Menorca, Tenerife or Catalonia.

The trend of the pandemic has slightly changed over the last few days, with the outbreak risk and transmission rate beginning to rise after a couple of months under control. And authorities are especially concerned about the growth in number among the youth

The recent outbreaks among students who enjoyed some end-of-course trips are contributing to the slight worsening of the situation. 

On Saturday, health authorities informed that 44 Catalan individuals tested positive after journeys to Mallorca from June 11 to June 20, with 593 close contacts. Out of them 28 live in Central Catalonia, 14 in Barcelona, 1 in the Ebre river region and 1 in the Girona health region. 

Moreover, 57 cases from Barcelona have been spotted in Menorca, with pre-university exam-year school students ('2n de Batxillerat' course) traveling to the island also from June 11 to June 20. 

A group of 27 students from Deltebre, in the Ebre river region, also tested positive after an end-of-course trip to Tenerife

And 17 more from Central Catalonia were also transmitted the virus after trips to Catalonia

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  • Image of some Covid-19 PCR tests on February 16, 2021 (by Raquel Navarro and Nerea Colomé)

  • Image of some Covid-19 PCR tests on February 16, 2021 (by Raquel Navarro and Nerea Colomé)

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