The high number of infections that the island of Lanzarote is experiencing on a daily basis has confirmed what was already known: the island remains at alert level 3. There have been no changes, but neither in the rest of the Canary Islands. In fact, all the islands remain at the same level as they were. In this way, another week is maintained for all the islands at the same health alert levels that were approved on January 7: 4 for Tenerife (brown traffic light), 3 for Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and La Palma (red ) and 2 for La Gomera and El Hierro (amber).


The archipelago registered its second highest number of infections since the start of the covid-19 pandemic by adding 6,769 new cases in the last hours, a figure that falls from the 6,829 infections reported yesterday and that represents 1,671 more cases than those recorded last Wednesday. It represents an increase of 33% in relation to the cases registered last Wednesday.


The Minister of Health, Blas Trujillo, explained at a press conference that he had chosen to maintain the alert levels in view of the evolution of the pandemic and the pressure that this sixth wave of covid-19 infections is generating on the hospitals.