More deaths as coronavirus deaths rise to 73
Health chiefs in the Canaries insist the coronavirus crisis in the archipelago is "still approaching the curve" despite more new infections and more deaths.
The total number of people who have died in the Canary Islands due to coronaviruses has now risen to 73, adding five new deaths, while the number of registered positives accumulated until this Thursday, April 2 is 1,490. That is 46 more than the Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday.
During this week, the number of new positives has been changing and has gone from 58 that were registered on Monday, to 114 on Tuesday and declining on Wednesday with 64 new cases. According to the technical committee and experts predict that the archipelago could reach the peak of infections by the end of this week.
Virus detection tests have been performed on between 8,000 and 9,000 people. The most affected island is still Tenerife, with more than 870 registered cases and 44 deaths until this Thursday.
New diagnostic kits will make it possible to carry out almost 1,000 tests a day and priority will be given to health workers, the elderly and the security forces.