The Canary Islands add 96 new outbreaks with 634 people affected and one dead
Many people seem to be acting as though the pandemic is over, but unfortunately that is far from the truth. This week alone 96 new outbreaks were registered in the Canary Islands with 634 people infected, mostly from family gatherings or people meeting socially, and one has died.
48 of these have occurred in Gran Canaria, 44 in Tenerife, two in El Hierro, one in Fuerteventura and one in La Palma; and 54 are family outbreaks, 29 from a social gathering, making 86% between the two, nine in the work place, two in educational centres, one in a hospital and one in a social health centre.
In general, all outbreaks have less than 10 associated cases, except for five from Gran Canaria, all from people meeting socially, usually in bars, with 11, 12, 12, 13, and 17 cases each. In addition, another large outbreak has been reported in Tenerife among 21 migrants.
It should also be noted that the majority of family outbreaks have occurred among non-cohabitants with several addresses associated with each outbreak. As for the hospital, it has been reported at the Doctor Negrín University Hospital in Las Palmas, with four people affected, three of whom are admitted to the centre.
The educational outbreaks in schools have been registered in two centres in Tenerife and Gran Canaria, and affect three and four people respectively, whereas the outbreak reported in Fuerteventura, has its origin at the celebration of someone’s birthday, from which three people are affected.
Lastly, in addition to these, 31 old outbreaks are still being followed by health authorities and some of them have grown in number of cases as they may have started from a social gathering, but are now affecting other family members. Among them, two in Gran Canaria with 55 and with 27 cases, and another in Fuerteventura that has already affected 36 people, stand out.