An outbreak affects 17 people at the Insular Hospital


Canary Islands notify this week 122 new outbreaks with 580 cases. These new shoots are distributed by islands as follows: 52 in Gran Canaria, 41 in Tenerife, 14 in Fuerteventura, eight in Lanzarote, six in La Palma and one in La Gomera. These new shoots represent an increase of four with respect to those notified last week. One of the most numerous is the one detected in Maternal and Child Insular University Hospital Complex, with 17 cases.

By area in which they have occurred, 41 are family, 25 social, 24 work, 22 educational, five health, three in socially vulnerable groups, and two of mixed origin.

This week, most of the outbreaks range between three and six cases, except for two that exceed the figure of 10 infected people: one of educational origin, with family branches and linked to a family celebration, with 21 affected notified in Fuerteventura; and another health, with social, work and family ramification, in the Insular Hospital, with 17 cases.

The three outbreaks registered in socially vulnerable groups have been reported in Gran canaria, one of them among people who arrived in the Canary Islands in patera or cayucos.

Family outbreaks, all reported between families from different homes, range between three and six associated cases, except for one in La Palma with eight cases and two in Gran Canaria, both with seven infections.

Social shoots have between three and six associated cases, except for two registered in Gran Canaria and Tenerife, both with eight associated cases, and one in Lanzarote, with seven infected people.

Labor outbreaks also have between three and six associated cases, except for one in La Palma with nine cases and four in Gran Canaria, all with family branches, two of them with nine associated cases and the other two with eight affected.

Of the 22 educational outbreaks, all with family branches, there have been registered 14 in Tenerife (the majority between three and five affected, except three with nine cases), four in Fuerteventura (with 21, seven, five and three cases), three in Gran Canaria (with six, four and three cases), and one in Lanzarote ( four cases).

The five health outbreaks, all with family branches, three have been reported at the Doctor Negrín University Hospital of Gran Canaria, with eight, five and four affected; and three in the Insular-Maternal-Infant University Hospital Complex, with five and 17 affected.

Ancient shoots

38 old outbreaks are also being monitored, among which, as the most numerous, the one of labor origin, with social and family ramification, among a group of Tenerife firefighters with associated cases on La Palma, with 49 cases; the sanitary with a family branch registered at the Doctor José Molina Orosa Hospital, which already has 27 affected; and one of labor origin, with educational and family ramification, in Tenerife with 23 cases.

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