94 new outbreaks this week, 72% are from family or social gatherings
The Canary Islands registered 94 new outbreaks this week producing 588 cases, of which eight have required hospital admission and one person has died. Of the new outbreaks, 50 have occurred in Gran Canaria, 27 in Tenerife, ten in Fuerteventura, four in Lanzarote, one in La Palma, one in La Gomera and one in El Hierro. By area in which they have occurred, 37 are social outbreaks, 31amongst families, 14 work related, ten in educational centres, one health, and one sports.
In general, all outbreaks have less than 10 associated cases except for two that started in educational centres but have spread into families, with 31 and 28 associated cases, in Tenerife and Gran Canaria, respectively; another social one with 26 people affected in Gran Canaria; another relative with 16 infected in Tenerife after a family meal; three work place outbreaks with 15, 14 and 11 people affected, the first two in Gran Canaria and the other in Tenerife; and one of social origin with 11 infected also in Gran Canaria.
Among the outbreaks of social origin, two stand out in Tenerife with 10 and nine associated cases, due to a birthday celebration and a family meal.
It should also be noted that the majority of family outbreaks this week have occurred among non-cohabitants in groups larger then the six permitted, with several addresses associated with each one.
As for the health outbreak, it has been reported in the Canary University Hospital, with two affected people, none in hospital admission.
The educational outbreaks, all with family complications, have been registered five in Gran Canaria (with 28, 9, 9, 6 and 6 cases) and three in Tenerife (with 31, 10 and 3 people affected) and two in Fuerteventura (with 3 and 4 cases).
As for the outbreak detected in the sports field, it affects a handball club in Tenerife with 6 infected people.
In addition, 39 existing outbreaks are still being monitored and some of them have grown in number of cases. Among them are one originating in a restaurant in Gran Canaria that already affects 56 people, two work with 53 and 43 cases both in Fuerteventura, another work-family one in Tenerife with 27 affected people, 4 of them hospitalized, and another social-family in Gran Canaria with 26 cases.
At present, after completing the vaccination of group 1, there have been no outbreaks, nor any user of social health centers affected by Covid-19.