Covid update: 92 new cases, population screening has only produced 17 positives so far

2020/11/24 07:51:43 Written by Canarian Weekly National

The Ministry of Health of the Canary Islands concluded this weekend that the voluntary screening of the population in the areas of Tejina-Tegueste, Taco, La Cuesta, Añaza, Barranco Grande and Salamanca, in the metropolitan area of ​​Tenerife, has produced 17 positive cases of Covid-19 which represents 0.33% of the total samples carried out.

The screening began on November 14th with the aim of identifying asymptomatic positive cases and curbing transmission in these areas, where the highest accumulated incidence of SARS-COV2 is recorded on the island. In total, 5,674 samples have been taken so far and analyzed, of which 2,268 correspond to the sampling point in the Tegueste Senior Centre, 1,988 to the one enabled in the Fishing Dock on the port of Santa Cruz and 1,418 to the one installed in the Recinto Ferial exhibition centre.

Of the positive cases, seven are in the area of ​​Tegueste-Tejina, five in La Cuesta and another five in Taco, while in the remaining three areas no positive cases were detected. All positive patients are already isolated at their homes and following protocols and, once notified, the corresponding tracing and study of their close contacts was carried out.

The participants in the screening have voluntarily attended the test, and the mean age was 44-45 years old. The screening was aimed at people from the aforementioned basic health areas between the ages of 20 and 65 who did not present symptoms of Covid-19, were not in isolation due to being close contact or currently sick with coronavirus or had passed the disease in the last 3 months.

Monday 23rd November 2020:
New cases last 24 hours:
Total: 92
Tenerife: 58 (63%)
Gran Canaria: 28 (30%)
Fuerteventura: 4
Lanzarote: 2
El Hierro: 0
La Gomera: 0
La Palma: 0

Current Incidence rate (IA7):
Canary Islands: 36.97
Tenerife: 64.06
Lanzarote: 23.64
Fuerteventura: 17.97
Gran Canaria: 16.80
La Gomera: 9.30
El Hierro: 9.12
La Palma: 6.05

Covid patients in hospital: 205 (+5)
Covid patients in ICU: 45 (-1)
Home isolation: 4,084

Deaths last 24 hours: 1
Tenerife: 1 (175)
Total deaths: 321

Medical Discharges:
Total: 115
Tenerife: 109 (95%)
Lanzarote: 4
Gran Canaria: 1
La Palma: 1
Fuerteventura: 0
La Gomera: 0
El Hierro: 0

Total Active cases per island:
Total: 4,334 (-24)
Tenerife: 2,630 (-52)
Gran Canaria: 1,561 (+27)
Fuerteventura: 69 (+4)
Lanzarote: 57 (-2)
La Palma: 10 (-1)
La Gomera: 6 (-)
El Hierro: 1 (-)

Municipalities with most active cases in each island:
1,333 in Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)
1,064 in Santa Cruz (Tenerife)
773 in La Laguna (Tenerife)
121 in Granadilla de Abona (Tenerife)
95 in Adeje (Tenerife)
93 in Arona (Tenerife)
82 in Puerto de La Cruz (Tenerife)
64 in Los Realejos (Tenerife)
51 in Arrecife (Lanzarote)
42 in Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura)


Photo: screening at the Recinto Ferial / Gobierno de Canarias