COVID-19 pandemic in the Canary Islands

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COVID-19 pandemic in the Canary Islands
Disease COVID-19
Virus strain SARS-CoV-2
Location Canary Islands
First outbreak Germany
Index case La Gomera
Arrival date31 January 2020
(1 year, 2 weeks and 1 day)
Confirmed cases38,170 (as of 15 February 2021) [1]
Recovered1,537 (as of 23 January 2021) [1]
Deaths
558 (as of 15 February 2021) [1]

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to the Canary Islands on 31 January 2020, when a German tourist was tested positive in La Gomera. [2] [3] [4] The second confirmed case of the disease in the islands was found on 24 February, following the outbreak in Italy, when a medical doctor from Lombardy, Italy who was vacationing in Tenerife was tested positive for the disease. [5] [6] [7] Afterwards, multiple cases were detected in Tenerife involving people who had come into contact with the same doctor. [8]

Statistics

Cumulative COVID-19 cases in the Canary Islands by island
Date Tenerife Gran Canaria La Gomera La Palma Lanzarote Fuerteventura El Hierro La Graciosa ConfirmedHospitalisedICUDeathsDischargedTestedRefs
2020-01-31(+1)1 (+1) [9]
2020-02-24(+4)5 (+4) [9]
2020-02-26(+1)6 (+1) [10] [11]
2020-03-02(+1)7 (+1) [12] [13]
2020-03-0471 [14]
2020-03-05(+1)(+1)9 (+2)3 [15]
2020-03-06, 13:00(+3)12 (+3)3 [16]
2020-03-07, 13:00(+3)(+3)18 (+6)3 [17]
2020-03-08, 11:00(+2)(+1)21 (+3)3 [18]
2020-03-09(+1)22 (+1) [19]
2020-03-10, 00:01(+1)(+2)25 (+3)15 [20]
2020-03-11(+7)(+1)33 (+8)15 [21]
2020-03-12(+11)(+5)(+2)51 (+18)25 [22]
2020-03-13(+16)(+1)(+2)70 (+19)37 [23]
2020-03-14, 12:00(+13)(+4)(+1)(+1)(+1)90 (+20)21 (+1)7 [24]
2020-03-15, 12:00(+12)(+3)(+2)(+2)109 (+19)917 [25]
2020-03-16, 12:00(+16)(+16)(+4)(+3)119 (+10)917 [26]
2020-03-16, 20:00148 (+29)132 (+1)8 [27]
2020-03-17, 20:00(+27)(+9)(−4)181 (+36)173 (+1)81,557 [28]
2020-03-18, 20:00(+24)(+10)(+5)220 (+43)23391,871 [29]
2020-03-19, 20:00(+51)(+15)(+1)287 (+67)254 (+1)6*2,138 [30]
2020-03-20, 21:00(+25)(+27)(+6)(+1)(+1)(+1)348 (+61)297 (+3)7 [31]
2020-03-26, 20:0087861 2720
2020-03-27, 20:00(+85)(+56)(+4)(+1)(+1)1025 (+147)6836 (+9)25
2020-03-28, 20:00(+41)(+35)(+2)(+6)(+11)(+5)1125 (+100)7839 (+3)30
2020-03-29(+9)(+53)(+3)(+13)(+1)1204 (+79)8440 (+1)32
2020-03-30, 20:00(+20)(+24)(+10)(+3)(+1)1262 (+58)945557
2020-03-31, 20:00826 [d.42]384 (d.15]8 [d.0]68 [d.2]59 [d.3]32 [d.0]3 [d.0]1380 (+118)63211062 (+7)77 [32] [33]
2020-04-01, 20:00870 (+44) [d.44 (+2)]396 (+12) [d.19]8 [d.0]69 [d.2]65 [d.3]33 [d.0]3 [d.0]1444 (+64)55611368 (+6)94 [34]

Notes:

  • *: corrected data


    Data based on daily reports from the Canary Islands government announcement. [35]

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