May 16, 2021

Canary Islands increases to 144 new cases of Covid and adds four days without deaths

For the fourth consecutive day, that is, since last Saturday, no deaths have been reported by coronavirus in the Canary Islands.

Tenerife, what this Tuesday launches level 2 alert for coronavirus After improving its epidemiological indicators and falling from 3, today it adds 88 infected with a total of 22,963 accumulated cases and 2,239 active cases.

Gran canaria adds 47 cases and has 21,774 accumulated and 930 assets.

Lanzarote incorporates eight new infected to its historical balance of the pandemic, which has 4,982 accumulated and 120 epidemiologically active.

FuerteventuraWith no new cases, it remains at 2,261 accumulated and 30 active. They have not experienced an increase in infections either. El Hierro, which continues with its accumulated at 362 and its assets at 17, nor La Gomera, which with a single active case, accounted for 228 since the count began last year.

Instead, the island of La Palma has one more case, so it has 532 accumulated and 33 assets.

The total of accumulated cases in the Canary Islands is 53,103 with 3,370 assets, of which 73 are admitted to ICU Y 260 remain hospitalized.

The Cumulative Incidence (AI) at 7 days in the Canary Islands it is situated at 44.35 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while at 14 days is in the 97.34 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Since last December, the 14-day AI did not drop below one hundred cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

To date, a total of 1,061,135 tests have been carried out PCR in the Islands, of which 2,388 correspond to the last 24 hours.

Investigation for a possible case of Indian strain

The Canary Islands Health Service is in the process of sequencing the sample taken from a Covid-19 positive sailor who remains stable and admitted to the University Hospital of Gran Canaria Doctor Negrín to determine whether or not the strain variant is Indian.

The patient was evacuated last Friday with coronavirus more than 200 miles west of El Hierro and entered the aforementioned hospital in the capital of Gran Canaria. The sick man was sailing in the tanker ‘Cielo di Hanoi’. About ten days ago that same boat registered the death of an Indian crew member when it was docked at the Nelson Mandela dock in the port of La Luz, although the causes of his death are unknown.


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