COVID-19: Canary Islands suffer

Canary Islands fare much worse than Madeira

Canary Islands in lockdownThe Canary Islands have so far recorded 1858 positive cases of COVID-19 and an estimated 94 deaths. The relatively near neighbour (Tenerife is 500km) has fared much worse than Madeira, possibly due to the larger population (2,153,000 compared to 289,000), but more likely due to the traditionally close ties to Spain, with this country suffering badly in the pandemic – more so than Portugal.

According to the local newspaper Canarias7, the data provided by the government of the Canary Islands points to an infection rate of 86 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, registering, in the last 24 hours, an increase of 24 putting the total number of cases at 1858.

The positive note of this matter goes to the number of recovered cases that has already reached 387.

According to the same publication, the island of Tenerife remains the most affected in the Spanish archipelago by the pandemic COVID-19, with 1,149 cases. It follows Gran Canaria, with 447 cases, La Palma with 79, Lanzarote with 72, Fuerteventura with 41 and La Gomera with nine, and four in El Hierro.

The good news is that Lanzarote, La Gomera and El Hierro, there were no new cases of contagion in the last three days. La Graciosa has not registered any positive results yet.

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