Coronavirus: Now 24 deaths in Canaries and La Laguna centre affected
Health officials in the Canaries are once again stressing the absolute necessity of adhering to the State of Emergency rules after new figures show 24 deaths, 784 infections and 23 positive tests amongst residents of a home for the disabled in La Laguna.
So far, 150 health workers in the Canaries have also tested positive for coronavirus, 55 more than three days ago. This is one of the highest rates among health service workers in Spain, representing 19.1% of the total number of people affected in the islands and being attributed to the lack of adequate protective equipment. The percentage of population affected by Covid-19 in the archipelago is 0.036%. Thus, 30.5 canaries out of 100,000 are affected.
At least 20 of the 24 people who have died were elderly and had other health issues.
Tenerife has 409 cases; Gran Canaria with 171; La Palma with 33; Fuerteventura with 20; Lanzarote with 17; La Gomera with four and El Hierro with three. The only island that resists the spread of the virus is La Graciosa.
The 23 positive cases have been detected in the Residencia Hogar San José in La Laguna, Tenerife. Seven users, two nuns, 13 workers and a volunteer tested positive for coronavirus.