6 deaths and 364 new cases of Covid in the Canary Islands in one day
The Ministry of Health of the Canary Islands have confirmed 364 new cases of coronavirus and six deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of people that have had Covid to 102,212 with 2,979 still active, of which 30 are admitted to ICU and 196 are in hospital wards.
The deaths confirmed in the Canary Islands are of a 75-year-old woman in Tenerife, and three women and two men in Gran Canaria, aged between 75 and 93 years old. All had previous pathologies and were already admitted to hospital.
The IA7 in the Canary Islands has risen to 87.41 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and the IA14 is now 157.26 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Fuerteventura has the highest incidence rates with an IA14 of almost 250. Also, the R rate of contagion has increased again and is now at 1.20 meaning that every 5 people now infect 6 more people increasing the growth and spread of the virus.
By islands, Gran Canaria has added the most new cases today with 173 followed by Tenerife with 152. There are 23 new cases in Fuerteventura, 16 in Lanzarote, and none in La Palma, La Gomera, or El Hierro.
Belgium has become the first European country today to confirm a case of the super mutant Botswana Covid variant as it spreads to three continents in just a fortnight. Ursula von der Leyen called for the EU to activate the 'emergency brake' on travel from southern Africa on the back of the announcement, warning that the strain could be world-dominant in just months.
The EU Commission president said: 'All air travel to these countries should be suspended until we have a clearer understanding about the danger posed by this new variant. It is now important that all of us in Europe act very swiftly, decisively, and united.'
Belgium's health ministry said a case was spotted in an unvaccinated young woman who had returned from Egypt 11 days ago, and got tested after suffering symptoms. Israel has also detected a case in a vaccinated individual who had returned from Malawi, and two other suspected cases are being investigated.
Most infections announced so far have been in South Africa, but experts fear it is already widespread across the continent. The variant, scientifically named B.1.1.529, is considered the 'worst ever' because it is ultra infectious and better able to resist vaccine-induced immunity.
Britain, Germany, Italy, and a host of other nations have rushed out travel restrictions for six countries in Southern Africa in a desperate bid to delay its arrival on their shores. An EU-wide ban is expected within hours.
Data for Friday 26th November 2021:
(updates are against yesterday’s figures)
New cases: 364
Gran Canaria: 173
La Palma: 0
La Gomera: 0
El Hierro: 0
Current Incidence rate (IA7): 87.41
(Cases last 7 days: 1,902)
Gran Canaria: 92.58
La Palma: 43.14
La Gomera: 18.45
El Hierro: 0.00
Current Incidence rate (IA14): 157.26
(Cases last 14 days: 3,422)
Gran Canaria: 158.62
La Palma: 65.90
La Gomera: 59.97
El Hierro: 8.97
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Covid patients in hospital: 196 (-1)
Covid patients in ICU: 30 (+1)
Home isolation: 2,753
R number: 1.20 (needs to be below 1)
PCR test positivity rate: 5.37% (should be below 4.5%)
Deaths last 24 hours: 6
Gran Canaria: 5 (357)
Tenerife: 1 (587)
Total deaths: 1,040
Vaccination: (No update today)
Total administered: 3,291,828
Fully vaccinated: 1,695,782 people (86.49%)
One dose: 1,697,331 people (86.56%)
Target: 1,960,774 (population over 12 years old)
Medical Discharges in last 24 hours: 232
Gran Canaria: 67
La Palma: 1
La Gomera: 0
El Hierro: 0
Total Active cases per island:
Gran Canaria: 1,298 (+101)
Tenerife: 1,242 (+46)
Fuerteventura: 243 (-8)
Lanzarote: 135 (-12)
La Palma: 46 (-1)
La Gomera: 14 (-)
El Hierro: 1 (-)
Municipalities with most active cases in each island:
1,079 in Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)
670 in Santa Cruz (Tenerife)
200 in La Laguna (Tenerife)
118 in Arrecife (Lanzarote)
118 in Arona (Tenerife)
110 in Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura)
99 in La Oliva (Fuerteventura)
86 in San Bartolomé de Tirajana (Gran Canaria)
78 in Adeje (Tenerife)
74 in Granadilla de Abona (Tenerife)
37 in Santa Lucia de Tirajana (Gran Canaria)
32 in Telde (Gran Canaria)
21 in Puerto de La Cruz (Tenerife)
15 in Mogán (Gran Canaria)
9 in Guia de Isora (Tenerife)
6 in San Miguel de Abona (Tenerife)
5 in Santiago del Teide (Tenerife)
(Please note this is not all municipalities, it represents the most infected and tourist areas)