The number of people who have overcome Covid-19 in the Canary Islands continues to grow. In the last week alone, 1,811 cases have been closed due to medical discharge in the Archipelago, 90 of them in the last day -88 in Tenerife and two in Lanzarote-, as notified yesterday by the Regional Government’s Health Department. With this, the number of cured already rises to 14,696 in the Islands which, on the other hand, added a hundred infections on the second day without deaths in November. In this way, the general count of positive cases of coronavirus stands at 19,262 since the start of the pandemic.
Despite the rate of discharges, in the autonomous community there are currently 4,260 citizens infected by SARS-CoV-2, which is ten more than on Saturday and 106 more than last Friday, when there were 4,154. However, this is the lowest increase in active cases on a single day in the last month. Most of those affected by the pathogen -4,029- remain isolated in their homes where they receive medical attention. Another 191 patients are admitted to the hospital floors set up in the Archipelago’s health centers, while 40 remain in the Intensive Care Units (ucis).
To date, a total of 538,585 PCR tests have been carried out in the Islands, of which 2,580 correspond to Saturday. Of the 100 positive cases that were detected in the last 24 hours, 11 were located in Gran Canaria, so the total number of infections rises to 9,085, thus remaining the island with the highest number of accumulated positive diagnoses since the beginning of the global health crisis.
On the island, 1,461 people are still sick from the virus, mostly in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria where 1,235 are located. In other words, the capital is the municipality most affected by Covid-19, bringing together 84.5% of active cases in the island territory and 29% in the entire region.
It is closely followed by Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where 1,038 of the 2,660 people still infected with coronavirus on the island are. In addition, Tenerife added 81 new positive cases last day, with which its general calculation stands at 7,623. The upward direction of the contagion curve, despite having been on red light for more than a month and a half, has forced the Canarian Government to increase restrictions on Tenerife soil where this weekend massive screening of the population also began.
Lanzarote, for its part, also increased the number of positive cases, although only three more were reported in the last hours. With them, the global number of infections stands at 1,340 and that of assets at 52 assets. In Fuerteventura, three new positive diagnoses were also registered, with which there are 846 accumulated cases. There, 73 people are still affected by the virus.
There are far fewer sick people on La Palma. Specifically, there are seven citizens who continue to be infected with SARS-Cov-2 of the 203 -two more than the previous day- who have passed it since the start of the pandemic. Unlike the rest of the islands, neither La Gomera nor El Hierro added new positive cases in the last 24 hours. So, in the first, the general figure remains at 98 and the asset figure at six. In the Herreño territory a total of 67 positive diagnoses have been detected, with only one being the person who remains ill.