An outbreak of coronavirus in a hospital in Gran Canaria leaves 22 affected


The Canary Islands notified 46 new outbreaks this week with 269 cases. These new shoots are distributed by islands as follows: 20 in Gran Canaria, 14 in Tenerife, eight in Fuerteventura, three in Lanzarote and one in La Gomera.

By area in which they have occurred, 16 are social, 12 family, nine work, five in socially vulnerable groups, three educational, and one health.

This week, most of the outbreaks range between three and eight cases, except for four that exceed the figure of 10 infected people, the most numerous being one of health origin with family branching, with 22 affected.

Of the five outbreaks produced in socially vulnerable groups reported among people arriving in the Canary Islands in patera or cayucos, four have been registered in Fuerteventura and one in Gran Canaria.

Family outbreaks, all produced between families from different homes, range between three and eight associated cases, except for two with nine affected each.

The social outbreaks have between three and six associated cases, except one with eleven infected people and another with seven affected, with family branches and related to a Halloween party.

Labor outbreaks also have between three and six associated cases, except for one with a family branch that has nine affected people.

The three educational outbreaks, all with family branches, have been registered in Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Tenerife, with six, four and seven affected, respectively.

The health outbreak, with family ramifications, has been registered in the San Roque Meloneras Hospital, with 22 people affected, including 13 patients and five workers.

Ancient shoots

Five old outbreaks are also being monitored, among which, as one of the most numerous, the one registered in Tenerife with branches in the Bre├▒a Alta Day Center, in La Palma, which already affects 45 people, and another family in Tenerife, which has nine affected.

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