June 16, 2021

Tenerife concentrates 61% of infections in one day

A woman rides a bicycle with a mask on Avenida Martítima in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

A woman rides a bicycle with a mask on Avenida Martítima in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

The contagion curve continues to rise in Tenerife. Last day, the island added 79 new cases of the 129 registered by the Canary Islands in the last 24 hours. This means that the Tenerife territory begins the week with 61% of the new positive diagnoses detected in one day in the Archipelago, where the global count is already close to 16,000 Covid-19 pictures registering a total of 15,944. With this growing trend of infections, Tenerife will continue until this Friday with the restrictions decreed in August by the regional government, as it is the only island that continues on a red light.

For the second day in a row, the autonomous community did not have to mourn deaths from the virus, after six deaths were recorded on Friday due to the disease that has claimed the lives of 258 people since March. Likewise, 9,137 epidemiological discharges have taken place, 212 of them in the last 24 hours. This has resulted in 83 fewer active cases than on Sunday, bringing the global figure to 6,549.


Of these more than 6,500 people who are still infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the Islands, 6,267 are treated in their homes where they remain isolated and receive medical control. Although this is the situation of the vast majority of those infected, in the region 282 patients hospitalized in island health centers, of which 230 are treated in the ward and 52 remain in the Intensive Care Units (ucis).

Of the 129 new infections that have occurred in the Archipelago, 40 were detected in Gran Canaria where the general count amounts to 8,299. Of these, 3,421 remain active, mostly in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Both the island and its capital remain at the fore in terms of the number of positive diagnoses, although both have managed to bend the contagion curve in the last month. Even so, the capital municipality concentrates 44.4% of the Covid-19 pictures of the entire island territory.

Tenerife, for its part, is on the heels of Gran Canaria by currently counting 3,008 patients with coronavirus. Since the start of the pandemic 5,408 people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 on the island, 79 of them in the last day. With 1,319 active cases, the capital leads the island territory -which represents 20% of the island total-.

Lanzarote also added a positive diagnosis that raises the global number of infections on the island to 1,177. There, there are still 55 Covid-19 patients. Fuerteventura registered eight new cases with which it already accumulates a total of 730 since the start of the pandemic. Of these, 42 remain active.

La Palma has much fewer where only five citizens are still infected by the virus of the 190 that have been infected on the island that yesterday added another positive case. La Gomera maintains its accumulated number of infections at 83 that still affect a dozen people. Nor did El Hierro increase the number of cases it follows by 56, five of them active.

To date, a total of 444,476 PCR tests have been carried out in the Islands, of which 5,001 were carried out on Sunday.


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