137 Covid outbreaks this week, the majority among family and friends
The Canary Islands registered 137 new outbreaks this week with 1,052 people infected by the virus, of which 57 have been admitted to hospital. These 137 outbreaks join the 66 that continue to be monitored from previous weeks, meaning that over 200 are being tracked and traced.
Of the 137 new outbreaks registered, 58 are in Gran Canaria, 51 in Lanzarote, 17 in Tenerife, eight in Fuerteventura, two in La Palma and one in La Gomera, and 72 of them are family outbreaks, 39 social based, 19 in a work environment, four at schools, two in health centres and one social health.
In general, all the outbreaks have less than 10 associated cases except two of family origin, both in Lanzarote, with 32 people and 28 people affected respectively; and two other outbreaks of work origin with family members infected, one in Lanzarote with 24 affected people and another in Fuerteventura with 20 cases.
The next three most numerous outbreaks are of family origin, two in Gran Canaria with 19 and 18 associated cases, and one in Lanzarote with 18 affected people. It should also be noted that the majority of family outbreaks have occurred among non-cohabitants with several addresses associated with each outbreak.
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Lanzarote is the island with the highest number of cases associated with the outbreaks, with a total of 439 people affected, 42% of the cases associated with the new outbreaks this week. Of the 51 outbreaks registered in Lanzarote, 28 are family, with 254 positive cases; 13 are of social origin with 84 cases; 9 outbreaks are occupational with 92 positives and 1 is educational with 9 cases.
Regarding health centre outbreaks, one is reported at the Doctor Negrín University Hospital in Gran Canaria, with 14 people affected, seven of them in hospital admission, and another at the Nuestra Señora de Candelaria University Hospital in Tenerife, with seven cases who are all staff.