Blackest day yet for Canaries as deaths reach 16
The Canary Islands suffered its worst days of the coronavirus on Monday (March 23rd) with five more deaths.
According to data as at 8pm on Monday by the Ministry of Health, the number of deaths from Covid-19 now stands at 16 in the autonomous community.
With 557 cases in total as at March 23rd, this was 76 more than Sunday and the increase from Saturday to Sunday was 67.
Health chiefs have been warning about an escalation and they fear there is worse to come.
With an incidence of 21.32 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the numbers in the archipelago continue to be below the national average.
By islands, Tenerife is still at the head of those affected by the coronavirus with 293 accumulated cases, 31 more than on Sunday; Gran Canaria with 135; La Palma with 21, Fuerteventura with 18, Lanzarote with 9, La Gomera with 3, and El Hierro, 2. The figures include 93 infected health workers, 62 women and 31 men.
Two pregnant woman are in hospital in Gran Canaria, one of them in a serious condition.