Canary Islands has had 113 new outbreaks with 718 people affected this week
The Canary Islands have registered 113 new outbreaks in the last week, which are situations where four or more people are infected for the same source or environment, with 718 associated cases, of which 40 people have needed hospital admission, and two have died. Added to this are the 46 existing outbreaks that continue to be monitored.
Of these new outbreaks, 68 occurred in Gran Canaria, 23 in Tenerife, 16 in Lanzarote, three in Fuerteventura, two in La Palma and one in El Hierro, according to a press release from the Canarian Ministry of Health.
It also states that 52 of these outbreaks are family-related, 32 are from social gatherings, 20 are in the work environment, eight in education centres, and one is in a hospital. Regarding the hospital outbreak, it is in the San Roque de Meloneras Hospital, in San Bartolomé de Tirajana (Gran Canaria), and has affected 13 people, of which seven are patients,
In addition, the Ministry of Health says that this week the family outbreaks that have been detected, are mostly between non-cohabitants meeting with each other, and that most of these have less than ten cases associated to them, although there are 13 outbreaks with more than ten infected people, of which ten are registered in Gran Canaria, two in Lanzarote and one in La Palma.
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In this sense, they have pointed out that the three most numerous outbreaks have 30 affected people each; and two others have 27 and 18 cases, respectively, which occurred in Gran Canaria in a family setting.
Finally, three other outbreaks in Gran Canaria stand out the most numerous, one with 13 affected people of social origin and two of family origin, both with 12 associated cases. As for the other two most numerous outbreaks in Lanzarote and La Palma, they affect 12 people each, the first being of social origin and the second at work, both affecting family members also.