SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, July 6. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands registers four new cases and one under study for a possible diagnosis of monkeypox since this Tuesday.
Therefore, since the beginning of the declaration of the health alert there have been 66 confirmed cases, of which 43 were detected in Gran Canaria and 23 in Tenerife.
All cases are having mild symptoms and remain in home isolation receiving follow-up from Primary Care, the Ministry details in a note.
Thus, apart from the 66 confirmed cases, there is another probable, pending confirmation, notified in Gran Canaria, and four suspected cases, pending confirmation, two registered in Gran Canaria, one in Tenerife and one in Lanzarote.
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.