A reported work-related outbreak between a group of firefighters from Tenerife, and that affects about twenty people, has established itself as the focus of coronavirus most numerous of the last week in Canary Islands. This was reported yesterday by the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, which also specified that this outbreak has family and social ramifications. As reported by the health administration, the Canary Islands have found 106 new outbreaks of the pathogen in the last seven days, bringing together 535 associated cases. Of the total, 56 have been produced in Tenerife; 34 in Gran Canaria; seven in Fuerteventura; five in Lanzarote; two on La Palma; and two in La Gomera.
Considering the area in which they have been produced, about thirty of them are framed in the social context; 28 in the family; 26 at work; 17 in education; one in the sports car; another in the toilet; and three of them in that of socially vulnerable groups.
This week, most of the outbreaks range between three and eight linked cases, with the exception of eight that exceed ten affected. With regard to those of family origin, it must be said that they have been notified between families that reside in different homes, although all of them range from three to six afflicted. Only one detected in Gran Canaria exceeds this last figure and has nine positives in the condition.
The health outbreak, also with family ramifications, has been reported at the Doctor José Molina Orosa Hospital –In Lanzarote– and has 18 affected, of which 10 are patients and three workers.
Likewise, the labor centers have between three and six associated cases, except for two registered in Gran Canaria. One of them has 13 affected people and has been notified on a ship, while the other, with a family branch, has 11 affected and is related to the tourist accommodation activity. To these exceptions must be added the one already described among the group of firefighters.