Worrying times continue with 21 deaths across the islands
The very worrying times during the global coronavirus crisis continues in the Canary Islands where more people have died, bringing the total so far to 21.
There have now been 657 accumulated cases.
Five more deaths occurred on Tuesday, March 24th in addition to the 16 registered in previous days. One of them is the first death recorded in Lanzarote. For the second day in a row the number increases by five and there are ten deaths in two days.
On Tuesday, the first baby was born to a mother infected with coronavirus in the Canary Islands. The woman, admitted to the Insular Hospital on March 21st and who is in serious condition at the UMI, underwent a caesarean section in her 32nd week of gestation. In the same health centre in Gran Canaria, there is another pregnant woman diagnosed with Covid-19 who is being treated at the plant.
By islands, Tenerife is still the most affected, accumulating 60.6% of the positive diagnoses in the Canary Islands with 338 infected. It is followed by Gran Canaria with 158 cases, which represents 28.3% of infections.
La Palma is the third most affected island, with 24 people with Covid-19, followed by Fuerteventura, with 18; Lanzarote, with 13; and lastly, La Gomera and El Hierro, both islands with three confirmed cases, respectively. These were the figures as at March 23rd.
The deaths recorded until Monday had occurred in people who suffered from previous pathologies and / or were of advanced age. The first coronavirus death recorded in Lanzarote was a foreign person of advanced age and with other health issues.
Most of the positives in the Canary Islands are recuperating at home and with home care. Of the 557 people diagnosed on the islands, 207 have been hospitalised, representing 37.1% of the total.
Regarding cures, eight people have been discharged from the Canary Islands after overcoming the Covid-19. People who have symptoms of coronavirus (cough, fever, headache, diarrhea) should call 900 112 061.