83 new outbreaks in the Canary Islands: half in family gatherings
The Ministry of Health has reported this morning that the Canary Islands registered 83 new outbreaks this week, which 542 people tested positive from, of which 24 have required admission to hospital so far. The majority of family outbreaks this week are among non-cohabitants with several homes or municipalities associated with each one.
Of these 83 new outbreaks, 65 are in Tenerife, 15 are in Gran Canaria, one in La Gomera, one in Fuerteventura and another in La Palma, with the last two also affecting people in Tenerife.
By source in which they have occurred, the Ministry highlights that 41 are family outbreaks, 24 are social outbreaks, 13 in work environments, two in educational centres, two in health centres, and one social health.
Regarding the situation in Tenerife, of the 65 outbreaks registered on the island, 35 are of family origin, all with transmission between non-cohabitants, 17 of social origin, 9 of work origin, two educational, one health and one social health.
In general, all outbreaks have less than 10 people associated with them, except one of social origin in Gran Canaria with 28 people affected, and three other outbreaks of family origin, of which two are in Tenerife with 15 cases each and another in Gran Canaria with 18 affected.
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Regarding the health centre outbreaks, one is reported at the Nuestra Señora de Candelaria University Hospital in Tenerife, with five people affected, four of them workers and one patient, and the other at the Perpetuo Socorro Hospital in Gran Canaria with 4 affected people, three of them staff.
With regard to the socio-sanitary outbreak, there is one in the Centro Sociosanitario del Norte, in Tenerife, with five people affected, one of them has been hospitalized.