Canary Islands reports 62 new outbreaks of Covid, 45 of them in Tenerife

2020/11/25 19:08:34 Written by Canarian Weekly National

The Canary Islands have registered 62 new outbreaks in the last week with 386 people affected, of which 23 have required hospital admission. In addition, 25 old outbreaks continue to be monitored, as reported today by the Ministry of Health.

Of the total new outbreaks, 45 have been reported in Tenerife, 12 in Gran Canaria, three in Lanzarote, one in Fuerteventura and one in La Gomera. According the Ministry 22 have family origin, 19 social, 14 work, four educational, two health and one socio-health, with most of the social and work outbreaks also affecting someone in their family.

In Tenerife, the 45 outbreaks currently affect 296 people, and a total of 18 of the outbreaks are family-related, 11 are social, 10 work, three in educational centres, two are in hospitals and one in a social health centre.

In general, most of the outbreaks have less than 10 cases, except for one that affects 19 people in Tenerife which started at a family party. The next most numerous are also in Tenerife, one of work origin with family affected, totalling 18 people, and the other with 15 people infected after a meal with friends.

The fourth and fifth outbreaks with more than ten affected are also located in Tenerife, both with 13 people infected, one of family origin and the other of work origin. There are also two outbreaks in Tenerife associated with social celebrations, both with five affected from a birthday party, and a family reunion.

Regarding hospital outbreaks, one has been reported at the La Candelaria University Hospital, which affects two workers and one family member, and another at the Canary University Hospital (HUC), which is now affecting 17 people in total, 10 nurses and seven family members.

Outbreaks in residences:
Finally, regarding outbreaks in residential nursing homes, one outbreak has been reported in the home for the elderly called Hogar Santa Rita II, in Tenerife, which is affecting five residents.

In addition, the HUC will intervene at the Divina Gracia residence in Guamasa, Tenerife, for an outbreak that has 12 positive cases, while the Covid-19 outbreak in the Ifara residence for the elderly, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, accounted for two of the deaths notified yesterday as they were patients hospitalized by this outbreak.