Coronavirus in the Canary Islands: 30 New Cases & 6,189 Active Cases on 26 October

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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 - October 26, 2020

Total Covid-19 cases Canary Islands: 16,845

  • 8,571  GRAN CANARIA
  • 5,941  TENERIFE
  • 1,225  LANZAROTE
  • 192  LA PALMA
  • 88  LA GOMERA
  • 72  EL HIERRO

TOTAL confirmed cases until 26/10/2020 14:00 h

Active Covid-19 Cases in the Canary Islands: 6,189

  • 2,815 active cases in Gran Canaria
  • 3,209 active cases in Tenerife
  • 78 active cases in Lanzarote
  • 52 active cases in Fuerteventura
  • 5 active cases in La Palma
  • 11 active cases in La Gomera
  • 18 active cases in El Hierro 

30 new cases announced on Monday, 26 October, in the Canaries

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands announced 30 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the lowest number since August.

There are active cases, out of which 46 are admitted in ICU and 223 hospitalized. In addition, there has been a death reported in Tenerife, a 73-year-old woman with previous pathologies.

How many new cases on each island and which one has the highest number of active cases? 

By islands, Gran Canaria has 8,571 accumulated cases, of which 18 are new and 2,815 active; Tenerife, with 5,941 accumulated cases, adds 42 new cases and 3,209 active in total; Lanzarote does not have any new cases, it has 1,225 accumulated cases and 78 active ones; Fuerteventura also does not register any new cases, and maintains 755 accumulated and 52 active cases; La Palma does not add any new cases, so the accumulated figure remains at 192 and 5 active cases. La Gomera remains with 88 accumulated, not registering new cases in the last hours and its active cases are at 11. El Hierro does not add new cases, so the accumulated number of cases amounts to 72 and there are 18 active cases.


  • 16,845 total cases of Covid-19 in the Canary Islands (Spain)
  • 272 deaths in the Canary Islands due to the Coronavirus infection
  • 10,384 people have been declared cured
  • 6,189 active cases of COVID-19 in the Canary Islands

Canary Islands Infection Rate 

Based on the accumulated incidence over the 14 days, the Canary Islands maintain a local "traffic light" system, which means more or fewer restrictions, depending on how things are going on each island.

Tenerife is the only Canary Island on Red Light until November 6

The Ministry of Health has updated on Friday, 23 October, the local traffic light in the islands based on their accumulated incidence, so Tenerife remains the only Canary Island on a red light until November 6, while the rest of the islands are on a green traffic light by keeping their data for below the numbers which indicate a high incidence.

On October 23, the Canary Islands had a cumulative incidence after 7 days of 43.51 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the lowest figure in the entire country.

According to the report of the General Directorate of Public Health, the island of Tenerife, with a cumulative incidence of 62.43 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, is in the situation classified as a place with a high level of transmission and continues with the specific measures in force until 6th of November. With 8 cases in the last week, El Hierro also exceeds 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 7 days, with a cumulative incidence of 72.94 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, but it does not meet all the conditions to include it as an island with a high level of transmission.

What are the criteria for an island in the Canaries to be on Red Light?

In order to be classified as a Red Light island, the criteria are: to exceed 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and that any municipality on the island exceeds 100 cases / 100,000 inhabitants, with more than 2 sporadic cases and presenting an increase of more than 10% compared to the average of accumulated incidence over the previous two weeks.


  • 2,416  Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • 1,348  Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • 1,000  La Laguna
  • 92  Adeje
  • 90  Santa Lucía de Tirajana
  • 87  La Orotava
  • 81  Granadilla de Abona
  • 80  Tacoronte
  • 77  Arona
  • 72  Telde
  • 70  Arrecife
  • 69  Los Realejos
  • 65  San Bartolomé de Tirajana
  • 64  Puerto de La Cruz
  • 41  Puerto del Rosario
  • 40  Candelaria
  • 38  Icod de Los Vinos
  • 35  Güímar
  • 35  La Victoria de Acentejo
  • 31  Ingenio
  • 26  Gáldar
  • 26  Guía de Isora
  • 22  Santa Úrsula
  • 20  Santiago del Teide
  • 19  Arucas
  • 17  Santa Brígida
  • 17  San Miguel de Abona
  • 17  Valsequillo
  • 16  Valverde
  • 15  Agüimes
  • 15  El Rosario
  • 11  La Matanza de Acentejo
  • 11  Mogán
  • 11  San Sebastián de La Gomera
  • 10  El Sauzal
  • 10  Santa María de Guía
  • 9  Los Silos
  • 8  Tegueste
  • 6  Teror
  • 6  La Oliva
  • 6  La Guancha
  • 6  Firgas
  • 5  Arico
  • 5  Pájara
  • 5  Tejeda
  • 4  Vega de San Mateo
  • 4  Arafo
  • 4  Teguise
  • 3  San juan de La Rambla
  • 3  Agaete
  • 3  Buenavista del Norte
  • 3  San Andrés y Sauces
  • 2  Tías
  • 2  San Bartolomé
  • 2  El Tanque
  • 2  Frontera
  • 1  Garachico
  • 1  Tijarafe
  • 1  Los Llanos de Aridane
  • 1  Fasnia
  • 1  Artenara
  • 1  Moya

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 immigrants 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.

New measures: mandatory masks, limited nightlife & prohibited smoking

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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