The Ministry of Health of the Balearic Government reported Thursday that, for the first time, the analyzes of the man admitted for a week at the Hospital de Son Espases de Palma for being infected by SARS-CoV-2, have been negative. It should be remembered that it is a British citizen resident in Mallorca who, together with his wife and two daughters, entered Son Espases on February 7.
These are the third analytics that have been done to the man, 46 years old and resident in the municipality of Marratxí. In the first two tests he had tested positive. All samples have been analyzed by the National Center for Microbiology of the Carlos III Health Institute. Man will now have to wait for a second negative result before he can consider himself free of the virus. At the moment, this patient remains still isolated and without any symptoms. His wife and two daughters – aged seventeen – have already been discharged.
On the other hand, last Tuesday it was ruled out that the seven-year-old boy who was admitted preventively in Son Espases on Monday could be infected, after knowing that he was part of the environment of the aforementioned British citizen. That child only suffers from the flu, which is being treated with a positive evolution.
The man still admitted was in contact two weeks ago with a person who tested positive for coronavirus, with clinical symptoms, in France. Specifically, he met that person at a ski resort in Los Alpes.
In that context, the Ministry of Health has been interested in recent days for people who have been able to have contact with the man since then, especially those who coincided with him on the two flights he made on January 29 , the first between Geneva and Barcelona, and the second from the Catalan capital to Palma.
The Ministry of Health thanked again Thursday “all professionals and public institutions for the joint and coordinated work that is done, both to identify contacts and for the population to be very informed.” The Government also recalled that, in case of doubt, the population can go to the 061 telephone service “Salud Responde”. .