The coronavirus gives a truce to the Canary Islands. With 75 new positives in the last 24 hours, the Archipelago has registered the lowest number of daily infections since last August 12, when 66 cases were confirmed. For the second day in a row, the number of diagnosed infections remains below 150 and the increase in cases remains below 1%. However, not all the data are positive since we must regret the death of two women in Gran Canaria, aged 85 and 90, both with previous serious pathologies.
Since the beginning of the health crisis, the autonomous community has accumulated 14,354 infections, according to the latest data provided by the Ministry of Health. Of these cases, 6,878 remain active, 60 admitted to intensive care units (ICU) and 226 are hospitalized on the ward. The rest – 6,592 – remain isolated in their homes under close medical surveillance. The island with the most active cases is Gran Canaria, with 4,136, which represents 60% of all those in the Archipelago. The most affected municipality is the capital of Gran Canaria, where 50.7% of active cases in the Archipelago are counted.
The accumulated incidence in the last seven days falls again and is established in 45.70 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and after fourteen days in the 98.64 inhabitants. With these data, the Canary Islands is the second region in the country with the lowest cumulative incidence, only behind the Valencian Community.
With regard to the cases notified in the last 24 hours, by islands, Gran Canaria has 7,821, 35 of them new. Tenerife has 4,428 accumulated cases, 35 new cases confirmed on Tuesday and 2,420 active. Lanzarote has 1,114 accumulated cases, three new infections and 109 active ones, and Fuerteventura, 685 accumulated cases, two new positives and 159 active ones. La Gomera has 74 accumulated cases, with no new infections and its active cases stand at 44. La Palma does not add any positive and has 184 accumulated cases and eight active cases. Finally, El Hierro does not add infections and remains with 47 accumulated and one asset.
The hospital centers that concentrate the greatest healthcare pressure are those of Gran Canaria, where there are 33 people fighting the virus in an ICU bed and another 134 admitted to the ward. In Tenerife there are 22 critically infected and 82 in the plant. In Fuerteventura and Lanzarote there are two people admitted to the ICU, and five and three hospitalized on the ward, respectively. In La Gomera there are two affected by Covid-19 that require hospital care, one in the ward and the other in the ICU; and on La Palma there is a person on the floor. In El Hierro the only active case is isolated at home
In the last 24 hours, the Canary Islands Health Service has carried out 2,805 PCRs, bringing the accumulated number of tests carried out so far to 383,722.