Outbreaks soar in the Canary Islands: 170 new ones in the last week
The Canary Islands has registered 170 new outbreaks of coronavirus this week with 1,065 associated cases, of which, fortunately only 37 people have required hospital admission. 73 of these outbreaks have occurred in Tenerife, 71 in Gran Canaria, 18 in Lanzarote, five in Fuerteventura, one in El Hierro and two in La Graciosa.
By source in which they have occurred, 91 are family outbreaks, 50 from social gatherings, 21 from work environments, two in educational centres, four health and two social health, which makes it easy to see that they are the result of people meeting over the New Year.
In general, all the outbreaks have less than 10 associated cases except one of work origin in Lanzarote, which has also lead to 24 friends and family members getting infected. There are two other outbreaks of social origin with family members infected, one in Fuerteventura with 22 people affected and another in Gran Canaria with 18 cases.
There are also two other outbreaks in Tenerife, both with 18 associated cases, one of family origin and the other with family members infected that started in the 112 Emergency Services call centre.
It should also be noted that the majority of family outbreaks this week have occurred among non-cohabitants, which is easy to see from the different addresses people have given for testing and self-isolation.
As for the health outbreaks, two are reported at the Doctor Negrín University Hospital, one with three affected patients and another with 4 affected, 3 of them patients. The other two health outbreaks are located at the Canarias University Hospital, with 6 affected people, 4 of them workers, and at the Nuestra Señora de Candelaria Hospital, with 3 affected people, two workers and a family member.
With regard to outbreaks in nursing homes, the one already reported in the Echedo Socio-Sanitary Center, in El Hierro, and another in the Mirador de Ifara center, in Tenerife, with 4 affected people, three of them now in hospital.