October 31, 2020

The Archipelago registers the highest number of infections in the last 20 days

The Archipelago registers the highest number of infections in the last 20 days

The Archipelago added 289 cases of Covid-19 yesterday, which represents the highest number of detections recorded in the course of 24 hours since last September 6, when the Islands found 314 new pictures of the condition. Also, during the last day there were two new deaths to mourn as a consequence of complications associated with the disease. The deceased – one in Tenerife and the other in Lanzarote – are two men aged 65 and 40, respectively. However, it should be noted that this last death occurred on September 19, but it was yesterday when it became part of the statistics.

Following this line, and according to the latest data released by the Regional Executive’s Health Department, the autonomous community already has a total of 6,754 active cases of the pathogen –84 more than the previous day–. In addition, the new deaths bring to 221 the deaths that have occurred since the beginning of this global pandemic in the Islands.


It should be noted that despite the notable increase in the number of new infections – largely linked to the outbreaks detected in Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura – the region has managed to reduce the cumulative incidence to 53.22 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days, compared to 67.34 on the same population calculation that were found the previous week. But the reduction is even more striking when compared to that registered three weeks ago, when it was estimated at 106.99 frames per 100,000 people.

However, in order to further contain the spread of the virus throughout the Archipelago, the health administration announced yesterday that the restrictive measures marked by the red traffic light will be activated from today in Tenerife, Fuerteventura and La Gomera, for at least 15 days, while Gran Canaria will extend these restrictions for another two weeks. On the contrary, Lanzarote goes from red to green on Saturday due to the good evolution of the curve.

The Ministry recalls that the General Directorate of Public Health determines the application of the red traffic light when on an island there is at least one municipality that exceeds one hundred cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the accumulated incidence of infections in the last seven days. To this must be added “those who have more than two sporadic cases and who present an increase in the last week equal to or greater than 10%, with respect to the average of the previous two weeks.”

Right now, the localities that exceed 100 cases are Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with 126.08; Santa Cruz de Tenerife, with 120.83 –which continues to rise–; San Sebastián de La Gomera, with 120.97; and Tejeda, with 104.77 – due to its small number of inhabitants.


As regards hospitalizations, there are currently a total of 210 patients suffering from the condition admitted to the ward –as on Thursday– and 65 in intensive care units –one more–.

The good news comes from the registrations, with 203 being made in a single day and raising to 5,803 the number of people who have overcome the disease in the Canary Islands.


  • 53.22 Cases per 100,000 people: The Canary Islands has managed to reduce the accumulated incidence in the last seven days to 53.22 cases per 100,000 people, compared to 67.34 last week.
  • 203 Discharges in one day: The region verified yesterday a total of 203 new arrivals in the course of a single day. Even so, the high number did not manage to exceed that of the new infections detected.
  • 275 Patients admitted: In total, there are 275 patients fighting the disease in hospitals on the Islands. Of this computation, 203 are found in Covid plants and 65 in intensive care.


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