"The National Centre for Microbiology of Carlos III Health Institute confirms a case of #coronavirus in Majorca. This is one of the 4 people who were admitted [to a hospital], isolated and put under surveillance last Friday at the Hospital Universitario Son Espases in Palma de Mallorca", the ministry said on their official Twitter account.
El Centro Nacional de Microbiología, del Instituto de Salud Carlos III, confirma un caso de #coronavirus en Mallorca. Se trata de una de las 4 personas ingresadas, aisladas y bajo vigilancia desde el pasado viernes en el Hospital Universitario Son Espases, en Palma de Mallorca. pic.twitter.com/7tSwjqiEuB— Salud Pública (@SaludPublicaEs) February 9, 2020
All four people were members of one British family, and they reportedly had contacts with one of the coronavirus-infected patients in France.
The first case of coronavirus in Spain was confirmed in late January — a German tourist holidaying in the Canary islands tested positive for the virus.
Currently, the death toll from the new coronavirus is more than 800 in China, with the total number of registered cases exceeding 37,000. Outside Spain, the virus has been detected in several other European countries, namely Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Finland and Russia.