El Hierro free of coronavirus but Tenerife remains on red
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands notified 242 new cases of coronavirus COVID-19 on Friday (December 12th).
The total accumulated cases in the Canary Islands is 22,938
with 4,441 active, of which 41 are admitted to the ICU and 266 remain
hospitalised. In the last 24 hours, there were six more deaths. The accumulated
incidence at seven days in the Canary Islands stands at 55.91 cases per 100,000
inhabitants and at 14 days at 102.77.
By islands, Tenerife has 10,421 accumulated cases as at
December 12th, 197 more than the previous day and 3,708 active; Gran
Canaria has 36 cases with a total of 9,700 accumulated cases and 907
epidemiologically active cases. Lanzarote adds four new cases with 1,463
accumulated and 70 epidemiologically active; Fuerteventura has 941 accumulated
cases with two more cases than the previous day and 45 active. La Palma does
not add new cases and has 22 accumulated and seven active cases; La Gomera
registers three new cases, standing at 122 accumulated and 11 active. For its
part, El Hierro with no new cases, maintains its accumulated at 69 and none
active, so the island is free of COVID-19.
To date, a total of 611,877 PCR tests have been carried out
in the islands, of which 2,820 correspond to yesterday.
The Ministry of Health has updated this Friday the
restrictive measures in the islands based on their accumulated incidence, so
that Tenerife continues, as it was until now, at a red light until December 19,
while the rest of the islands are in a green traffic light.
According to the report of the General Directorate of Public
Health, the island of Tenerife, with a cumulative incidence at seven days of
98.49 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, continues to be an island with a high
level of transmission, which is why the urgent measures of an extraordinary and
temporary nature, for prevention and containment, which are extended for the
next 14 days.