Tenerife will continue under red traffic light for two more weeks
As expected, Tenerife will continue under red traffic light restrictions until November 20th due to the incidence of Covid-19 on the Island, as confirmed by the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands today. The rest of the islands will remain on a green traffic light.
The Canary Islands have registered a total of 17,946 cases of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, increasing in the last 24 hours by 159, and also had to mourn one more death in Gran Canaria, bringing the total from this virus to 292 in the archipelago.
By islands, Gran Canaria has computed a total of 8,794 cases since the beginning of the health crisis (+31), of which 1,805 are active (-97), 6,870 have overcome the disease and 119 have died (+1). It is followed by Tenerife in number of cases with 6,723 (+116), of which 3,182 are active (-117), 3,387 have received medical discharge and 154 have died.
Current Incidence rate (IA7) in all of the islands:
Canary Islands: 37.52
Gran Canaria: 21.38
La Palma: 2.42
La Gomera: 13.95
El Hierro: 0.00
Due to this, Tenerife remains on a red traffic light due to the high incidence of the virus, which is considered when there are more than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, or a municipality on the island exceeds 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, with more than two sporadic cases and presents a 10% increase compared to the average of the accumulated incidents of the previous two weeks, according to the regional government.
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According to the latest data, there are still three main municipalities in the north with worryingly high incidence rates, which are La Laguna, la Victoria de Acentejo, and Santa Cruz. Looking at their IA14, which is the Incidence Rate over 14 days, they are as follows:
La Laguna: 263.49
La Victoria: 130.65
Santa Cruz: 177.99
Having said this the Ministry of Health are also aware that cases are increasing in the south of the island, in fact Adeje and Arona both now have over 100 active cases each, and are the 4th and 5th most infected municipalities in the whole of the Canary Islands.
The Government reminds that the red traffic light means that events or gatherings of more than 10 people are not allowed, hotel bars, restaurants, cafes, bars, and terrace establishments, must all close before midnight, and cannot admit new clients after 11pm, and that smoking restrictions apply on their terraces and whilst walking in public streets.
The situation will be reviewed again next Friday 13th November, to see if it can be lifted before the two week extension period, depending on the evolution of data.