Fri. Apr 10th, 2020

Coronavirus in Gran Canaria: Tenerife concentrates almost two thirds of those infected – La Provincia

Tenerife is at the head of those infected by the coronavirus in the Canary Islands, with 409 cases accumulated until this Tuesday, a figure that represents 62.25% of the total of the Archipelago, that is, almost two thirds. Gran Canaria follows with less than a third. Its 171 cases represent 26% of the total.

The Ministry of Health finds this Wednesday, March 25, 657 accumulated cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in the Canary Islands since the crisis began. Of these, 235 people have required hospitalization; of which 43 are in the ICU.

Further, the number of cured people increases, which now number 15 and also increases the number of deceased who add up to 21 (10 women and 11 men). All of them older or older and / or with previous pathologies, indicates in a statement. Of this total, the Islands register 621 active cases with coronavirus.

By islands: Tenerife has 409 cases, Gran Canaria with 171, La Palma with 33, Fuerteventura with 20, Lanzarote with 17, La Gomera with 4 and El Hierro with 3. La Graciosa continues without infection.

Coronavirus hotline

For the sake of better care, the population is asked to use resources rationally. The service telephone number for coronavirus enabled by the Ministry of Health is the 900 112 061. This line has been reinforced to assist all those who have symptoms (such as cough, fever, headache, diarrhea, etc.) and who have had contact with affected people or have recently traveled to risk areas. From that telephone the testing is assessed and managed, leaving the 1-1-2 for emergencies only.

The Ministry of Health insists that the test results of coronavirus These are communicated by telephone in a personal way, so you should not call these numbers to request results, since there is a risk of collapse the lines that serious people may need.

Need to donate blood

The Canary Institute of Hemodonation and Hemotherapy (ICHH) insists on the importance of donating blood these days in order to maintain the necessary reserves for health needs as blood expires and demand is expected to increase in the coming days.


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