The Canary Islands register the highest number of deaths from Covid-19 in the last month


A health worker attends to a patient in intensive care in Negrín.  |  |  ANDRES CRUZ

A health worker attends to a patient in intensive care in Negrín. | | ANDRES CRUZ
Andres Cruz

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands yesterday notified the death of six people due to complications caused by SARS-CoV-2 disease. A figure that had not been reached since last February 13, when the same number of deaths was recorded. So far in March, there have already been 41 deaths, which is 17% more than in the same period in February, when deaths amounted to 35. Since the beginning of the pandemic, in the Archipelago A total of 633 citizens have lost their lives due to the virus.

The Islands registered the last day 256 new positive cases of Covid-19, being the first time that 250 daily infections have been exceeded since February 12, the day in which they were quantified at 259. Until yesterday, the overall count of positive coronavirus diagnoses stood at 43,745, although there are 4,276 people who are still infected in the autonomous community. Most of them recover at home, despite which 388 have been entered: 313 in the hospital ward and 75 in the intensive care units. On the contrary, 38,833 citizens have overcome the disease, 286 of them having been discharged in the last 24 hours.

Of the 256 new cases detected, 122 have been located in Tenerife, which leads the region by accumulating 18,413 infections since the beginning of the health crisis. Of these, 2,296 are still active. Data that translates into 53.7% of the total number of people infected in the Archipelago on the island, making it the territory with the highest presence of the virus today.

The region has 388 people hospitalized due to the coronavirus

39% of pictures in progress agglutinate Gran canaria, where 1,661 people are still sick of the 17,987 that have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 in just over a year. The Island added 103 positive diagnoses yesterday more with respect to Monday. Seven were in Lanzarote, where the global figure rises to 4,533 cases of coronavirus, 80 of them still epidemiologically active. In Fuerteventura, for its part, those affected by Covid-19 amount to 205, while the global count stands at 1,850, after registering another 21 infections in the last day.

La Palma has 442 accumulated positive diagnoses, two more than the previous day, and 25 active cases. El Hierro added one more contagion, so there are already 299 since the beginning of the pandemic, although there are five tables that are still ongoing. Finally, in La Gomera no new cases have been detected, so the global figure remains at 221 and that of people who continue to be infected at four.

Until last day, a total of 916,966 PCR tests had been carried out in the Islands, of which 2,880 correspond to Monday. In addition, according to the latest data provided by the Ministry of Health, the cumulative incidence (AI) at seven days in the Canary Islands stands at 66.59 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while at two weeks it is at 124.55 cases by the same population count.

53.7% Active in Tenerife

Tenerife has 2,296 active cases, which means that 53.7% of all sick people in the Archipelago are concentrated on the island -4,276-.

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