July 29, 2021

The rate of infections leads Gran Canaria and Tenerife to more restrictions

Of the eight parameters that the regional Executive assesses to decree the tightening of restrictions, Tenerife presents three at very high risk and four at high risk and, specifically, the cumulative incidence (AI) at 14 days has increased more than 108 points in one week. Gran Canaria has two indicators at very high risk and four at medium risk, and the 14-day AI has risen close to 126 points in just seven days.

The Government of the Canary Islands is waiting for the Supreme Court to decide on the request to decree a curfew between 0.30 and 6 hours on the islands with alert levels 3 and 4


The restrictions that will be applied in Gran Canaria, if it passes to level 3 –where Tenerife has been in since June 26– they will mean the limitation of meetings to a maximum of four people, except cohabitants, the total closure of restaurants between 23 and 6 o’clock, the capacity of the terraces is set at 50%, the occupation of the sports centers must not exceed 33% of the capacity and the nightlife will remain completely closed. From 20 to 6 hours, those parks, squares, beaches or public spaces where the organization of large bottles or mass meetings are planned will be closed.

In addition, the Government of the Canary Islands is waiting for the Supreme court decide on the request of decree a curfew between 0.30 and 6 am on the islands with alert levels 3 and 4, a measure that the Executive considers crucial to stop the contagion and that, however, the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TSJC) already rejected last week.

Despite the recorded data and the increase in infections, the Canary Night Association requested yesterday that the opening of nightlife venues in the Islands have the same conditions as the hospitality industry. In a statement, the members of the group stated that the companies in the sector have been the ones that have suffered the longest and most restrictions throughout the pandemic and emphasize that “it is time to adopt measures that make reactivation feasible.”

In the Islands there are 9,156 active infections, of which 62 are admitted to the ICU and 328 remain hospitalized. AI at 7 days stands at 209.66 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and at 14 days at 372.71 cases.

The Archipelago vaccination teams have administered 2,279,710 doses, which represents 91.57% of those received by the autonomous community.


Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Canary Islands Health Service has carried out 1,747,886 diagnostic tests, of which 8,805 correspond to Tuesday. Over the last week, one in ten tests has been used to detect an infection.

In the Canary Islands there are already 1,030,866 people who have received the complete vaccination schedule against SARS-CoV-2, which means 52.57% of the target population over 12 years of age on the Islands. So far, the Archipelago’s vaccination teams have administered 2,279,710 doses, which represents 91.57% of those received by the autonomous community.

The vaccination campaign has accelerated the pace to immunize as soon as possible the younger population, the one that is suffering the most infections in this fifth wave. 17.44% of thirty-somethings already have the complete regimen and 29.68% of people between 19 and 29 years old have received the first dose.

Since yesterday, those over 18 can get vaccinated without an appointment in the capital islands. In Gran Canaria three points are enabled for this objective. Infecar will have between 180 and 200 vaccines that will be administered to the quota without previous appointment, from 16 to 18 hours; at the Dr. Negrín University Hospital of Gran Canaria, the number of reserved vaccines will be 240 and they will be inoculated without an appointment from 11 am to 2.30 pm; and the Terrero de Pedro Hidalgo will have 200 daily doses reserved for those who come without an appointment between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The General Directorate of Public Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, after receiving a complaint filed by the Civil Guard, will open a disciplinary proceedings against a German citizen for not complying with the prescribed isolation after testing positive. Health reported yesterday that a few days ago, after several attempts to locate this citizen by telephone in a search, he was intercepted at the La Palma airport when he was about to travel to Germany. This offense is considered serious and can entail a penalty ranging from 3,001 to 60,000 euros, according to Health, which insists that complying with the isolation established per confirmed case is mandatory and essential to contain infections.

266 outbreaks with 1,262 infections

Parties, hotels, restaurants, family gatherings, gyms or jobs. The virus increases its spread in any environment. Proof of this are the 266 new outbreaks that the Canary Islands have confirmed in the last seven days, 55 more than the previous week and a record number since the covid-19 health crisis began. In these outbreaks located by the Canary Islands Health Service (SCS) 1,262 people were infected. The island where the most outbreaks were reported is Tenerife, with 130, followed by Gran Canaria, with 104. Another 14 were located in Lanzarote; nine in Fuerteventura; seven on La Palma, one on La Gomera and one on El Hierro.

The most numerous outbreaks are those triggered in the social sphere, in which 142 sources of contagion were registered. In the family environment, the Ministry of Health confirmed 74 outbreaks, 34 in the work context, eight in socially vulnerable groups, four in the educational field, three in the sports field and one is of a health-family nature.

The most numerous outbreaks are those triggered in the social sphere, in which 142 sources of contagion were registered


The broadest outbreak originated in a work environment in Gran Canaria, in which 33 people were infected. In addition, a birthday party on the island of La Palma left 22 infected. In Tenerife, two outbreaks were registered in the educational field, with family branches, with 18 and 15 positives each. In Fuerteventura, an outbreak was confirmed with 17 cases among workers of the State Security Forces and Bodies.

In Gran Canaria a focus of family origin was also located, with 12 people involved; another social with 11 infected; one in a restaurant establishment, with a dozen positives. In two hotel establishments on the island, two outbreaks began with eight and seven infections and in two businesses they triggered six infections each. In addition, in Tenerife an outbreak with eight cases was confirmed in a food industry company.

Of the five educational outbreaks, two affect Tenerife, with 18 and 15 cases each, and have family branches and another focus has four infected people. In Gran Canaria there are two outbreaks of educational origin, one with four infected and the other with three.

As for sports shoots, one has been reported in a gym on La Palma and affects eight people; another has occurred in Tenerife, with five infections, and is linked to boxing; and another has registered in a gym in Tenerife, with five people involved. Regarding the health outbreak, with family ramifications, it has been reported at the Nuestra Señora de Candelaria University Hospital and affects four people: two patients and two relatives.

Health continues to monitor 49 old outbreaks, of which some have grown in number of cases. Thus, in Gran Canaria, there is a social outbreak, with work and family ramifications, which already has 104 affected people; one labor detected in a construction company with 51 cases; and a sports one with 21 infected in a soccer team.


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