Covid update: 132 new cases, 6 deaths, Tenerife passes 3,000 active cases

2020/10/18 09:14:40 Written by Canarian Weekly National

Saturday 17th October:
There were 132 new cases detected, of these 86 in Tenerife, 36 are in Gran Canaria, 4 in Fuerteventura, 4 in Lanzarote, 1 in La Palma, and 1 in El Hierro.

Yesterday there were 6 Covid related deaths, all people between 72 and 87 years old with previous pathologies, one was in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, four in La Laguna, and one in Santa Cruz. This is the highest daily death toll since late September.

The second wave of the pandemic in Tenerife continues in an unbridled trend, and in the last 24 hours they added 86 more infections than on Friday, for a total of more than 3,000 active cases (3,053), of which 26 are admitted in critical condition to the ICU, 90 are hospitalized and 2,937 isolated at home. The incidence rate for the island in the last week (IA7) exceeds 54 cases per 100,000.

According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health the Canary Islands now has:
Deaths: 6 (5 in Tenerife, 1in Gran Canaria)
Total deaths: 258
New cases: 132
Total cases: 15,693
Discharges in last 24 hours: 13
Total discharges: 8,810
Active cases: 6,625

Of the active cases: 6,355 are at home/isolation, 219 are in hospital wards, and 51 are in Intensive Care.

Total cases by islands are as follows:
8,221 in Gran Canaria;
5,257 in Tenerife;
1,169 in Lanzarote;
722 in Fuerteventura;
181 in La Palma;
79 in La Gomera;
55 in El Hierro.

Active cases by islands are as follows:
3,457 in Gran Canaria;
3,053 in Tenerife;
57 in Lanzarote;
40 in Fuerteventura;
8 in La Gomera;
5 in El Hierro;
4 in La Palma.

Municipalities with most current active cases:
2,939 in Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)
1,383 in Santa Cruz (Tenerife)
885 in La Laguna (Tenerife)
123 in Santa Lucia de Tirajana (Gran Canaria)
96 in Telde (Gran Canaria)
83 in San Bartolome de Tirajana (Gran Canaria)
83 in Granadilla de Abona (Tenerife)
81 in Tacaronte (Tenerife)
78 in Arona (Tenerife)
68 in Adeje (Tenerife)
58 Puerto de La Cruz (Tenerife)
52 in Arrecife (Lanzarote)
43 in Ingenio (Gran Canaria)
32 in Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura)
28 in Guia de Isora (Tenerife)
15 in San Miguel de Abona (Tenerife)
8 San Sebastian (La Gomera)

Total discharges by islands are as follows:
4,660 in Gran Canaria;
2,067 in Tenerife;
1,103 in Lanzarote;
680 in Fuerteventura;
179 in La Palma;
71 in La Gomera;
50 in El Hierro.

The deaths by islands are as follows:
137 in Tenerife
104 in Gran Canaria;
9 in Lanzarote;
6 in La Palma;
2 in Fuerteventura;
0 in La Gomera;
0 in El Hierro.

Deaths by age group:
Over 80: 122 deaths
70-79: 74 deaths
60-69: 36 deaths
50-59: 14 deaths
40-49: 7 deaths
30-39: 4 deaths
20-29: 1 deaths

Source: Ministry of Health (Gobcan Sanidad)