The agglomerations that have been registered during these holidays in the main shopping centers of Gran Canaria and Tenerife during the Constitution bridge It has raised controversy and set off all the alarms in the Canary Islands, especially due to the epidemiological situation that this second island is going through
The images Large concentrations of people in the main commercial establishments have been harshly criticized by the general public.
“We make a desperate call for the Christmas celebrations not to cause a spike in infections at the end of January, as this situation would be totally unsustainable for hospital services. It is very important that the protocols with the mask, hand hygiene and safety distance are still respected. And it is also essential that on these dates we reduce social interactions and crowds as much as possible “, has asserted the coordinator of the Health Federation of Intersindical Canaria, Cati Darias, in an interview with the COPE chain.
“We ask that the focus be placed on them, since we believe that in these spaces contagions can occur more easily due to the large accumulation of people”, said the vice president of the Association of Restoration and Leisure Entrepreneurs (AERO), Carlos Quintero, in the aforementioned radio station.
Epidemiological situation in the Canary Islands
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has decided to intervene the home for the elderly Hogar Santa Rita, in Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife), in which 164 positives of Covid-19 have been registered among residents and 16 among workers.
Health indicates that the number of affected, mostly asymptomatic or with mild symptoms, represents 28.5 percent of the 588 residents of the center and 3.7% of workers.
They have already been transferred to Canary Islands University Hospital (HUC) 24 patients of this center in a preventive way for a better follow-up, because they are people with previous pathologies. Associated with this outbreak, the death of a multipathological 90-year-old man was reported last Saturday.
The Ministry of Health points out in a statement that Canary Islands Health Service and the General Directorate of Public Health they continue to intervene in this residence in order to carry out the pertinent actions to monitor and control this internal outbreak.
From this Tuesday, the management and coordination will be assumed by the Management of the University Hospital Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, which will be responsible for adopting the appropriate actions to guarantee the health care and care of the residents who remain in the center, as well as the adoption of the appropriate measures.
Asymptomatic users continue to reside in the center, or with mild symptoms or in the observation period.
These users are highly vulnerable people as they are dependent for their daily activities in addition to suffering from multiple underlying pathologies, so they need health care and adequate care provided by qualified workers with knowledge and powers to adopt preventive measures based on the progression that the outbreak experiences.
Apart from the intervention in the residence in Tenerife, Health notified 141 new cases of coronavirus in the Islands without any deaths in the last 24 hours.
By islands, Gran Canaria yesterday added 29 cases with a total of 9,646 accumulated cases; Tenerife It has 9,842 accumulated cases, 108 more than the previous day. Lanzarote registered two new cases with 1,452 accumulated; Fuerteventura accumulated a new case in the last 24 hours, placing the accumulated at 937.
La Palma scored a new case and has 221 accumulated; La Gomera did not add new cases, so their accumulated are 118 and El Hierro without new cases, it maintains its accumulated at 69.