Coronavirus update: New cases stay below 200 but 3 more deaths

2020/09/18 08:06:39 Written by Canarian Weekly National

Thursday 17th September:
There were 180 new cases detected, of these 98 are in Gran Canaria, 70 in Tenerife, 7 in Lanzarote, 5 in Fuerteventura, and none in the other Islands.

There were 3 more deaths registered yesterday, 1 in Tenerife, 2 in Gran Canaria. 47 people have now died with Covid-19 since August 1st.

The epidemic in the Canary Islands seems to be subsiding in recent days, but it does so timidly, with fluctuations up and down. In fact, the number of infections increased yesterday for the second consecutive day, although iit stayed below 200.
Specifically, 180 new infections were reported yesterday, which is 11% more than on Wednesday and 33% more than on Tuesday, when 135 cases were registered, the lowest number of infections since last August 18th.

Up until yesterday, the Canary Islands Health Service had carried out 308,751 PCR-type tests, of which 4,294 analyzes were carried out between Wednesday and Thursday.

According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health the Canary Islands now has:
Deaths: 3
Total deaths: 209
New cases: 180
Total cases: 11,341
Discharges in last 24 hours: 143
Total discharges: 4,570
Active cases: 6,562

Of the active cases: 6,306 are at home/isolation, 200 are in hospital wards, and 56 are in Intensive Care.

Of the 56 people in Intensive Care, 37 are over 60 years of age (15 patients are between 60 and 69 years old, 18 between 70 and 79 years old and four over 80 years old), and 19 are under 60 years of age.

Patients over 60 years of age represent 66% of those who are currently hospitalized for Covid in the archipelago.