14th Sep 2020 @ 9:19 am

A 60-year old man became the eighth victim of the coronavirus pandemic on Lanzarote yesterday. The man, who suffered from preexisting conditions, is the second victim of the virus in the second wave of the pandemic on the island.

The amount of active cases on the island fell again as patients given the all-clear after having the virus once again outnumbered new cases. 32 cases were discharged with just 10 new cases diagnosed giving a total of 484 active cases on the island.  Recent figures show a definite slow-down in the amount of new infections on the island (although the figure for the amount of tests undertaken on Lanzarote is not available).

Results from a screening initiative in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria also indicate that planned screenings in Arrecife may not reveal substantial amounts of new cases.  La Isleta, the maze-like port neighbourhood located at the northern tip of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, has been one of the areas worst-affected by the second wave. As a result, the Canarian health service recently announced a random screening programme which was attended by 1,006 residents. Of these, just eight tested positive and  are in quarantine awaiting confirmation.

Screenings are planned for all educational centres in Arrecife following the return to school this week.