SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, July 1 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands communicates this Friday seven new cases and nine under study for a possible diagnosis of monkeypox since this Thursday.
Therefore, since the beginning of the declaration of the health alert there have been 53 confirmed cases, of which 36 were detected in Gran Canaria and 17 in Tenerife.
All cases are having mild symptoms and remain in home isolation receiving follow-up from Primary Care, the department reports in a note.
Thus, apart from the 53 confirmed cases, there are 10 probable cases, pending confirmation, six reported in Gran Canaria and four in Tenerife, and one suspected case, pending confirmation, registered in Gran Canaria.
The protocol of the Ministry of Health classifies cases between probable and suspected depending on whether the patient meets clinical criteria and epidemiological criteria (probable cases) or if it only presents clinical criteria and in such case it is considered a suspected case.