Coronavirus in the Canary Islands: 136 New Cases & 6,670 Active Cases on 24 September

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Wondering what is the situation in the Canary Island in regards to the Coronavirus pandemic? Did you have a holiday planned in the Canary Islands which is now affected by the current situation with the Coronavirus spread? We will try to update this page with info about all the islands, as soon as there's something to report.

LAST UPDATE - September 24, 2020


  • 7,036  GRAN CANARIA
  • 3,610  TENERIFE
  • 1,040  LANZAROTE
  • 174  LA PALMA
  • 46  EL HIERRO
  • 36  LA GOMERA

TOTAL confirmed cases until 24/09/2020 14:00 h


  • 4,651 active cases in Gran Canaria
  • 1,687 active cases in Tenerife
  • 196 active cases in Lanzarote
  • 110 active cases in Fuerteventura
  • 2 active cases in La Palma
  • 17 active cases in La Gomera
  • 2 active cases in El Hierro 

136 new cases announced on Thursday, 24 September, in the Canaries

The Canary Islands have reported another 136 new cases in the last 24 h, according to an updated from the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands.

There are now 6,670 active cases of COVID-19 in all the Canary Islands archipelago. 

Gran Canaria is the island with the largest number of total cases and is also currently the island with the most active cases of Covid-19 in the Canary Islands.

Even the smaller islands in the archipelago like La Gomera and El Hierro have active cases at the moment.


  • 12,489 total cases of Covid-19 in the Canary Islands (Spain)
  • 219 deaths in the Canary Islands due to the Coronavirus infection
  • 5,600 people have been declared cured
  • 6,670 active cases of COVID-19 in the Canary Islands

In total, the archipelago now has accumulated 12,489 cases, out of which 6,670 are active. Gran Canaria is the island with most outbreaks at the moment, most of them being located in the capital of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. 


  • 3,885  Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • 929  Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • 364  La Laguna
  • 180  Arrecife
  • 179  Santa Lucía de Tirajana
  • 139  Telde
  • 92  San Bartolomé de Tirajana
  • 81  Puerto del Rosario
  • 69  Ingenio
  • 56  Arona
  • 50  Adeje
  • 50  Granadilla de Abona
  • 47  Arucas
  • 44  Tacoronte
  • 43  Santa Brígida
  • 41  Gáldar
  • 30  Puerto de La Cruz
  • 26  Mogán
  • 24  Los Realejos
  • 24  Valsequillo
  • 23  Guía de Isora
  • 21  Agüimes
  • 20  La Orotava
  • 18  Candelaria
  • 15  Teror
  • 15  Firgas
  • 14  Santa María de Guía
  • 13  Agaete
  • 12  Tuineje
  • 12  Güímar
  • 12  San Miguel de Abona
  • 11  Vega de San Mateo
  • 11  San Sebastián de La Gomera
  • 10  Icod de Los Vinos
  • 10  Tejeda
  • 9  El Rosario
  • 9  La Oliva
  • 8  Arico
  • 8  Yaiza
  • 8  La Victoria de Acentejo
  • 7  Santiago del Teide
  • 7  Pájara
  • 6  Tías
  • 6  Valverde
  • 6  Moya
  • 4  El Sauzal
  • 3  Valle Gran Rey
  • 3  Alajeró
  • 3  Santa Úrsula
  • 2  La Matanza de Acentejo
  • 2  Breña Alta
  • 2  Teguise
  • 1  Antigua
  • 1  El Tanque
  • 1  Tegueste
  • 1  Arafo
  • 1  La Aldea de San Nicolás
  • 1  Frontera
  • 1  Los Silos

Source: Cartográfica de Canarias, S.A. (GRAFCAN)

There may be some discrepancies between the numbers, while the authorities are waiting for the confirmation of the origin of some contagions (some of the cases detected are tourists or immigrants to the islands, not residents).

Covid-19 cases in the Canary Islands confirmed among the immigrant arriving on illegal boats

There have been several cases of Covid-19 confirmed among the immigrant arriving on the Canarias coasts, but all the persons who tested positive were isolated and the other people who arrived along with them on the same boat are also quarantined. So there's no need to worry if you have plans to come over on holiday on the island.

The Canarian Minister of Health has requested that the central government repeatedly to separate in the statistics the outbreaks of the people that arrive in on boats as immigrants from the rest of the cases detected in the general population.

New measures: mandatory masks, limited nightlife & prohibited smoking

These confirmed cases were detected among the immigrants who have arrived on the island on boats coming from Morrocco mainly, so they are in quarantine and there is no outbreak of Covid-19 among the general population of Fuerteventura.

According to the General Director of Public Health, these outbreaks do not represent a high threat for the local community and for tourists, as the immigrants are being tested as soon as they arrive and the ones who are positive are kept in controlled isolation, while the ones who are negative are quarantined and then retested after 10 days. 

Map to follow the Coronavirus situation in the Canary Islands

The authorities have launched a live map to show the number of COVID-19 cases by island and by each municipality. You can see also the info regarding the number of deaths and recovered cases. This map will be updated constantly by the Canary Islands Government. 

Toll-free phone line for questions related to the coronavirus

Gobierno de Canarias has announced on their website that a toll-free telephone line 900 112 061 has been activated, under the coordination of the Canary Islands Emergency Service (SUC), which will respond to requests from citizens for information on prevention measures for Coronavirus infection, possibilities of contagion and false news related to the virus.


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