Coronavirus: January 26th figures and Lanzarote hospital update
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands registered 253 new cases of coronavirus COVID-19 as at January 26th.
The total accumulated cases in the Canary Islands is 33,750
with 8,418 active, of which 64 are admitted to the ICU and 330 remain
hospitalised. There were seven new deaths. In addition, there has been
another death in Lanzarote, which although not in the official statistics of
January 26th, will be incorporated in the next few days after its validation.
The Accumulated Incidence at 7 days in the Canary Islands
stands at 94.83 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and at 14 days in 189.1 cases per
By islands, Tenerife today has 36 cases with a total of
15,184 accumulated cases and 4,259 epidemiologically active cases; Gran Canaria
has 13,368 accumulated cases, 140 more than the previous day and 2,952 active.
Lanzarote adds 78 new cases with 3,163 accumulated and 990 epidemiologically
active; Fuerteventura has 1,361 accumulated cases with one more than the
previous day and 186 active. La Palma subtracts two cases by statistical
adjustment, so it has 331 accumulated and two active cases; La Gomera does not
register new cases, remaining in the 208 accumulated and one active. For its
part, El Hierro, without new cases, maintains its accumulated assets at 135 and
To date, a total of 765,877 PCR tests have been carried out
in the Islands, of which 3,170 correspond to January 25th.
Regarding the outbreak in the Internal Medicine ward of the
Doctor José Molina Orosa Hospital, in Lanzarote, the Ministry reports that the
screening has been repeated for all admitted patients and all those who were
discharged 48 hours before the outbreak was detected in this unit, as well as
the health personnel working in the area.
So far, the studies carried out, including that of close
contacts, have detected seven positives: two among relatives of those affected,
three more among patients, one of whom had been discharged the day before the
outbreak was detected. , and two health professionals from the plant.
So far 31 professionals from this unit have been isolated.