1st Apr 2020 @ 9:23 am

A 75-year old man became Lanzarote’s fourth coronavirus mortality yesterday. The victim, who had pre-existing conditions, died in the Doctor Molina Orosa Hospital.

21 people are currently in Lanzarote’s general hospital with coronavirus, eight of them in the intensive care section that has been set up for victims of the virus, and another 13 in a specialist ward. All other positive cases are in isolation at home.

Health supplies arrive

The Canarian Government yesterday took charge of 28 ventilators sent by Spain’s Ministry of Health. The shipment also included 500 of the FFP2 masks that must be used by health workers in close contact with the virus, and 32,000 surgical masks destined for health centres. The masks add to 7,040 FFP2 masks and 8,000 surgical masks that arrived over the weekend. Another air delivery of material is expected today, which will include material for carrying out tests.

4.2 billion hit

The Canarian Business Federation has estimated that the islands’ tourist sector may lose 4.2 billion Euros because of the suspension of activity caused by the lockdown. Agustin Manrique de Lara, President of the Federation, also said that it could take at least three months to re-open tourism completely, as this will require on flights and the progress of other countries in their fight against the virus.

Latest statistics: 30th March, 20:00

Increase on previous day’s figures in brackets.

Total Canarian Cases: 1380 (+118)

Cases on Lanzarote: 59 (+8)

Deaths (Canaries): 62 (+7)