The Canary Islands confirm 49 new outbreaks of Covid-19 in the last week

People with masks in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

People with masks in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

In the last week, the Canary Islands registered 49 new outbreaks of Covid-19, affecting 278 people, of which 28 have required hospital admission. Of these outbreaks, 69.4% (34) were reported in Tenerife –20 of them in the north of the island–; eight in Gran Canaria; three in Lanzarote; two in Fuerteventura; and two in El Hierro. As regards the area in which they occurred, it must be said that all those with a social and work origin have ramifications in the family context. In this sense, it should be noted that a score of them were located in the social sphere; twelve at work; nine in the familiar; four in health centers; three in educational centers; and one in a nursing home.

All the outbreaks include less than ten cases, except for the one reported in the nursing home, which affects 14 people - among users, workers and family members - and the one originating from a family meal in La Laguna, which concluded with 12 positives. In addition, 13 old shoots continue to be monitored.

As for the hospital outbreaks, the one found last week at the University Hospital of the Canaries (HUC) remains under surveillance, and there is evidence of a new one that affects three workers and two patients. For its part, the Hospital Insular de Gran Canaria notified a group of cases to the Ministry with six patients, two health workers and one family member. However, according to the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, this has been done without finding a clear epidemiological link between these conditions.

In Tenerife, the Quirón Clinic detected an outbreak of three positives, of which two are sanitary and one is a relative of one of the afflicted. In addition, the Doctor Negrín University Hospital of Gran Canaria reported an outbreak that also affects two workers and a family member, and which was declared a work outbreak and not a hospital because it occurred outside the healthcare setting.

During the day yesterday, the Archipelago added 93 detections of the pathogen and regretted three new deaths in Gran Canaria. Although it is true that one of the deaths was outside the statistics published each day by the Ministry, for reasons associated with the time it occurred. The deceased, aged between 48 and 86 years, are three men who were affected by previous diseases. In total, there are 278 people who have lost their lives in the autonomous community as a result of the complications associated with the disease.

The good news comes from the highs. And it is that only in the course of 24 hours 313 were issued, so the count of patients who have managed to overcome the disease amounts to 10,883.


Right now, there are 5,827 ongoing clinical pictures in the region –222 less than in the last balance–. The majority are located in Tenerife, which has 3,284 SARS-CoV-2 infections pending their evolution, 56.3% of all active cases in the region. Precisely, on this island, the health administration has set up a new sampling point for the diagnosis of the disease, which is located in the Fishing Dock of the capital of Tenerife. The space begins operating today and will provide assistance every day of the week.

So far, in the Canary Islands a total of 476,142 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests have been carried out among the population, of which 4,583 were carried out in the course of last Tuesday –2,304 tests more than on Monday -.


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