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Covid cases in the Canaries: update as of December 28th 

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands notified 175 new cases of coronavirus COVID-19 on December 28th. 

The total accumulated cases in the Canary Islands is 26,310
with 6,100 active, of which 45 are admitted to the ICU and 326 remain
hospitalised. 

Since December 24th, ten deaths have been registered in the
Canary Islands, six already notified in previous notes (three on the 26th and
three on the 27th). In the last 24 hours, the four remaining deaths have been
reported, of people aged between 43 and 96 years. The Ministry recalls that of
the ten deaths, two are associated with the outbreak at the Santa Rita
residence, one with the Hospiten Bellevue outbreak and another with the
Cataleya social and health centre.

By islands, Tenerife has 12,861 accumulated cases, 105 more
than the previous day; Gran Canaria adds 50 cases with a total of 10,368
accumulated cases. Lanzarote adds five new cases with 1,544 accumulated;
Fuerteventura has 990 accumulated cases by adding five in the previous 24
hours. La Palma adds seven new cases and has 288 accumulated; La Gomera
registers three new cases, standing at 184 accumulated. For its part, El Hierro
remains without new cases, with 75 accumulated.

Regarding the outbreak registered in the Santa Rita Residence
for the Third Age, in Tenerife, the Ministry of Health reports that, since the
outbreak was detected, a total of 215 positives have been reported, of which 52
have already been cured. In addition, since the Ministry took over the
management of this center, there have been 12 deaths of residents.

The Dr Negrín University Hospital of Gran Canaria
communicates that it has performed PCR on the 466 patients admitted throughout
the hospital after detecting an outbreak of Covid-19 in one of the plants. The
result of the 466 PCR performed on December 27th reveals four positive cases,
that is, 0.85 percent of the patients admitted. These four new cases are added
to the seven that had already been diagnosed and reported previously;
therefore, it is the second screening performed on patients admitted to said
ward while they were in quarantine. Currently, PCR is being carried out again
on all the workers of the plant before the detection of these four new cases.

All the patients of that plant who have tested positive in
the PCR test are asymptomatic regarding this coronavirus and admitted to the
Covid plant until their final recovery. The rest remain negative but keeping
quarantine.

Regarding the other five cases detected in another of the
plants last week, all were transferred to the Covid plant, four of them
asymptomatic and one with mild symptoms without any new positives having been
reported after the screening carried out.