The Insular Hospital registers an outbreak in Oncohematology that affects 11 people


The Insular University Hospital of Gran Canaria has registered an outbreak of coronavirus on the 7th South floor, a space dedicated to Oncohematology. As confirmed yesterday from the complex, the outbreak affects a dozen patients and one worker. The afflicted are stable and, so far, "have not had to require critical care." As indicated in the protocol, the plant has been sectorized. The General Directorate of Public Health of the Government of the Canary Islands will notify today the list of new outbreaks registered in the Archipelago. It should be remembered that last week they were not released on Wednesday, as usual, in order to consolidate and validate the data after public holidays.

The sixth wave of coronavirus continues to advance at an uncontrolled speed in Canary Islands, which yesterday scored a new daily record by adding 6,829 infections. The figure far exceeds the maximum that the autonomous community reached on January 8 after verifying 5,369 clinical pictures, although in the previous 24 hours 3,345 fewer diagnostic tests were performed than last Monday, which closed with 17,502.

The last day was also marked by a high number of deaths. And it is that the Archipelago added eight deaths linked to the SARS-CoV-2 infection: four in Tenerife, three in Gran Canaria and one in Lanzarote. The deceased, who were between 72 and 94 years old, remained hospitalized and had previous pathologies. These deaths bring to 1,218 the number of deaths produced in the region since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Based on the data managed by the Regional Government Health Department, Tenerife registered 3,573 clinical pictures this Tuesday; Gran Canaria 2,105; Lanzarote 509; Fuerteventura 336; La Palma 255; La Gomera 35; and El Hierro 28.

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Cases in Tenerife

  • Tenerife added 3,573 cases of coronavirus this Tuesday, 52.3% of the total collected by the autonomous community. The island continues to be the most affected by the incidence of the virus.

2,248

Discharges in 24 hours

  • In the Archipelago, 2,248 epidemiological discharges were issued in the course of 24 hours. Since the beginning of the crisis, 123,053 people have managed to overcome the disease.

With all this, in the Canary Islands there are already 70,859 patients with Covid-19 –4,573 more than the previous day–. Tenerife continues to be the island most affected by the incidence of the disease. There, 35,573 people suffer from the condition. Gran Canaria follows, with 24,573 positives; Lanzarote, with 4,817; Fuerteventura, with 3,860; La Palma, with 1,618; La Gomera, with 260; and El Hierro, with 158.

So far, 123,053 epidemiological discharges have been issued, which shows that 2,248 were registered in the last hours. The municipality with the highest number of recovered continues to be Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with 37,953. After this is Santa Cruz de Tenerife, with 27,400; La Laguna, with 13,937; Arrecife, with 8,061; Arona, with 3,362; Granadilla de Abona, with 2,935; Puerto del Rosario, with 2,913; and Adeje, with 2,503. The rest of the towns are below the 2,000 range.

With regard to the hospital situation, it must be said that 488 patients remain in the Covid plants - three more than those notified on Monday - while in critical areas there are 68 people affected by the microorganism - the same number remains -.

In hospitals in the region there are 488 patients on the ward and 68 in critical areas


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The cumulative incidence in the last seven days is 1,350.40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and that of the last 14 days in 1,453.25 pictures on the same population count. Only in the course of two weeks, the first one has increased 594.55 points and the second 269.72.

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