Covid update: 357 new infections and four deaths in last 24 hours

2021/01/14 16:07:47 Written by Canarian Weekly National

The archipelago has added 357 new cases of coronavirus and four deaths today, according to data from the Ministry of Health of the Canary Islands updated at 2:00pm this afternoon.

The epidemiological data continues to skyrocket after the holidays, and although Gran Canaria is once again leading the increase in infections with 127 more than yesterday, the increase in cases in Lanzarote is of particular concern.

The island has had 124 in the last 24 hours and its Accumulated Incidence (AI) has risen more than 400% in the last 12 days. For its part, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria now exceeds the AI7 ​​of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Due to the high number of medical discharges in Tenerife this week, the number of active cases on the island has today dropped below 5,000.

In the last seven days, the Canary Islands incidence rate has risen to 90.00 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while the accumulated risk of the last 14 days is 160.90 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, an indicator that continues to keep the Archipelago at high risk in this third wave of the pandemic.

The rest of the cases of the day have been registered in Tenerife, which has added 93, Fuerteventura which scores 13, and La Palma one. In total, the Archipelago accumulates 30,578 positives since the beginning of the pandemic. Of these, 7,743 are still active and 365 remain hospitalized.

As for the four deaths, three have taken place in Tenerife, which brings the total number of fatalities from the pandemic on the island to 293, and one in Gran Canaria, which has 144 fatalities. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 458 people have lost their lives on the islands. Until today, a total of 723,467 PCR tests have now been carried out in the Islands.

Data for Thursday 14th January 2021:
New cases:
Total: 357
Gran Canaria: 127 (35%)
Lanzarote: 124 (34%)
Tenerife: 93 (26%)
Fuerteventura: 13
La Palma: 1
El Hierro: 0
La Gomera: -1

Current Incidence rate (IA7):
Canary Islands: 90.00 (1,938 cases over last 7 days)
Lanzarote: 328.32 (500)
Fuerteventura: 108.65 (127)
El Hierro: 100.29 (11)
Gran Canaria: 87.40 (744)
Tenerife: 57.74 (530)
La Gomera: 37.20 (8)
La Palma: 21.77 (18)

Current Incidence rate (IA14):
Canary Islands: 160.91 (3,465 cases over last 14 days)
Lanzarote: 440.61 (671)
El Hierro: 264.41 (29)
Fuerteventura: 168.54 (197)
Gran Canaria: 151.78 (1,292)
Tenerife: 133.68 (1,227)
La Gomera: 65.11 (14)
La Palma: 42.34 (35)

Covid patients in hospital: 306 (-17)
Covid patients in ICU: 59 (-1)
Home isolation: 7,378
PCR positive rate: 6.72% (needs to be below 5)
R number: 1.02 (needs to be below 1)

Deaths last 24 hours: 4
Tenerife: 3 (293)
Gran Canaria: 1 (144)
Total deaths: 458

Medical Discharges in last 24 hours:
Total: 309
Tenerife: 229
Gran Canaria: 44
Lanzarote: 33
La Palma: 3
Fuerteventura: 0
El Hierro: 0
La Gomera: 0

Total Active cases per island:
Total: 7,743
Tenerife: 4,873 (-139)
Gran Canaria: 2,002 (+82)
Lanzarote: 609 (+91)
Fuerteventura: 194 (+13)
La Palma: 25 (-2)
El Hierro: 22 (-)
La Gomera: 18 (-1)

Municipalities with most active cases in each island:
2,157 in Santa Cruz (Tenerife)
1,821 in Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)
1,472 in La Laguna (Tenerife)
563 in Arrecife (Lanzarote)
269 in Granadilla de Abona (Tenerife)
254 in Arona (Tenerife)
156 in Adeje (Tenerife)
96 in Puerto de La Cruz (Tenerife)
95 in Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura)
74 in Los Realejos (Tenerife)
48 in San Bartolomé de Tirajana (Gran Canaria)
36 in Guia de Isora (Tenerife)
25 in San Miguel de Abona (Tenerife)
21 in Valverde (El Hierro)
17 in San Sebastian (La Gomera)
11 in Breña Alta (La Palma)

Please note this is not all municipalities, it represents most infected and tourist areas.