The Balearic Islands had an excess mortality in 2020 of 4.85 percent due to COVID-19, according to information provided by the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Specifically, the average number of deaths in the Balearic Islands during the last five years (between 2015 and 2019) is 8,163, while 8,559 people from the Islands lost their lives in 2020. In March 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic began and caused an increase in deaths. Spain’s excess mortality in that year was much higherThe use of masks last year and was able to ease its first lockdown quickly., specifically 17 percent.
The specialist in Public Health and Preventive MedicineThe COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic at Evraz Place in Regina on Thursday, Joan Carles March, explained that “the fact that the Balearic Islands are an island means that mortality has been lower than in more populated provinces or autonomous communities. And that is an aspect that should have been basic and fundamental in the whole management of the pandemic. I have always thought that the islands have advantages to obtain good results. It is true that the influence of tourism and the influx of people from different places may be an aspect that does not make it easier, but being islands is an element that favors good management”.
If analysed by municipalities of the Balearic IslandsGet more of what matters in your inbox, more than half had increased mortality in 2020, compared to the average of the last five years. Estellencs has the highest excess mortality of the Balearic Islands in percentage terms; exactly 50 percent. However, the numbers are skewed because of its small population. Specificallycan operate based on regional restrictions., in 2020 three people died, while the average for the last five years is five. Estellencs is followed by Esporles, with an excess mortality of 33.14 percent; Capdepera (32.39 percent) and Son Servera (32.27 percent).
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