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Covid-19 In Numbers

Daily updated Covid-19 figures. Updated: 22/01/2020 at 16:23pm.

Level 4 for Lanzarote

Lanzarote and La Graciosa will be the first islands to be placed in Level 4 after the Canarian Government yesterday decided that stricter measures were required in order to deal with the continued rise in Covid-19 cases on the island. The new restrictions will apply from midnight tonight, Friday 22nd January.

Betancort demands a response to migrant crisis

The arrival of five pateras (fishing boats) containing 130 migrants over the last few days has caused Oswaldo Betancort, the Mayor of Teguise and Deputy in the Canarian parliament, to demand an “honest assessment” of the situation from the Canarian Government.

Cruise ships and markets cause controversy

Comments by Arrecife’s tourist councillor have raised questions about the Level 3 rules which Lanzarote is currently experiencing, with the closure of the island turning out to be far less strict than it appears at first sight, and mixed messages on what constitutes gatherings.

Lanzarote holds its breath

As the rate of new infections on Lanzarote appears to slow down, there is cautious hope that the worst of the Christmas boom in infections may be over.

Two die as hospital prepares for the worst

As Lanzarote registers its first Covid deaths since September, recent increases in the amount of Covid cases on Lanzarote have increased the number of patients hospitalised by the virus tenfold in the last few weeks.

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Vaccine reaches 40,000 Canarians

The Canarian Health Service has vaccinated almost 40,000 people in recent weeks, as the vaccination programme targets the most vulnerable members of society and health workers.

“Tragic and irresponsible”

There is now very little doubt that the third wave on Lanzarote is almost entirely due to Christmas parties. The Mayor of Tías, Juan José Cruz, criticised the “irresponsibility” of local families who had been holding parties of 40 or 50 people over the holidays.

Level 3 restrictions for Lanzarote

Lanzarote is now on Level 3 - the maximum level of the Canarian Government’s three tiers of anti-Covid measures. Yesterday's decision by the Canarian Council of Ministers had been expected and followed the announcement that the island has seen 124 new cases - the highest daily total ever. This figure took Lanzarote to 609 cases overall, another record for the island.