SANIDAD ORDERS THE RETURN OF THESE MASKS URGENTLY BECAUSE THEY ARE DEFECTIVE

SANIDAD ORDERS THE RETURN OF THESE MASKS URGENTLY BECAUSE THEY ARE DEFECTIVE

The packaging of these masks, as reported by the ministerial department, is marked ‘N95’ with the barcode: ‘6 972306 630042’.

The Ministry of Health has informed the autonomous communities of the immediate withdrawal of FFP2 masks from the manufacturer ‘Garry Galaxy’, after observing that a consignment contained in green packaging does not comply with the UNE standards.

The department says that Salvador Illa has informed the autonomous regions, that the manufacturer of these masks is part of the list of suppliers authorized by the Chinese authorities, and “all” the administered products have “marked mandatory EC”.

However, and despite the fact that some masks in a blue container, do comply with the specifications established in the ‘UNE 149: 2001 + A1: 2010 standard’, the consignment contained in green containers does not meet these requirements, hence the order for immediate return of all these masks. This has been verified by both the Carlos III Health Institute and the Ministry of Labour, an organization that has carried out an analysis, requested by the Hospital Universitario Parc Taulí in Barcelona, ​​of these self-filtering masks, folded, with a nose clip and with a consistent headgear on elastic bands that go behind the ears.

At the same time as this, the Ministry of Labour has reported that another mask with no identification, without wrapping (loose), and not bearing any type of marking, does meet the requirements to be considered as FFP2. In order to verify the difference, the resistance to breathing tests have been carried out, and the “coherence” is checked with the results obtained in penetrati

 

ACTIVE CASES FOR COVID-19 DECREASE BY 16% IN NINE DAYS IN THE CANARY ISLANDS

ACTIVE CASES FOR COVID-19 DECREASE BY 16% IN NINE DAYS IN THE CANARY ISLANDS

The Canary Islands reached the highest number of active cases registered by Covid-19 on Monday April 6th, since the epidemic began, but in the nine days that have passed since then they have decreased by 232 (16%) thanks above all, to an acceleration in the number of cases closed due to medical discharge and a decrease in the progression of infections. In fact recoveries have risen 256% in those nine days.

According to data provided by the Ministry of Health on its website at 8pm today, in accumulated figures, cases of coronavirus is 1,988, while discharges totalled 673, and deaths 107, three more than last night.

Two of these deaths correspond to residents of old people’s homes in Tenerife, in which there are now ten deaths in total.

There have also been 781 hospitalizations and 152 ICU admissions, although this data corresponds to 8pm on Tuesday.

Currently active cases, which are the total cases detected minus deaths and minus discharges, stood at 1,206 this Wednesday at 8pm, the lowest figure in April, which started with 1,282 active cases.

The number of active cases continued to rise in the first week of April, reaching 1,450 on Monday April 6th, the highest number of active cases recorded in the Canary Islands since the pandemic began.

The next day, saw was the first decrease in active cases when there were 28 fewer active cases in one day, a trend that has, with some daily ups and downs, continued its downward trend.

In the nine days since that peak of 1,450 active cases, 261 new cases of coronavirus have been detected in the islands, but in the same period there have been 476 new discharges and 17 deaths, leaving the number of active cases at 1,218 which is, 232 less than the maximum recorded, a decrease of 16%.

At the peak of active cases, there had been 186 accumulated medical discharges, but eight days later they have increased to 662, that is, recoveries have risen 256% in nine days, while deaths have grown 19% and new infections just over 15%.

Of the 1,986 cases accumulated until Tuesday at 2pm 1,249 correspond to Tenerife, depending on the place of residence, 456 to Gran Canaria, 83 to La Palma, 77 to Lanzarote, 42 to Fuerteventura, 10 to La Gomera and 4 to El Hierro.

The number of health professionals infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus is 447 until 8pm last night, 22% of the total accumulated cases.

MORE THAN 600 TENERIFE SENIOR CITIZENS TESTED FOR COVID-19 IN LAST 24 HOURS

MORE THAN 600 TENERIFE SENIOR CITIZENS TESTED FOR COVID-19 IN LAST 24 HOURS

The Ministry of Health has launched its screening plan in nursing homes throughout the Canaries.

In less than 24 hours, samples have been obtained from more than 600 residents and workers in Lanzarote (60 samples); Fuerteventura (125 people); Tenerife (200 tested) and Gran Canaria (where samples were taken from 240 people).

On Thursday it is planned to start screening in La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, where in total, a population of almost 10,000 people will be reached among residents and workers.

The number of deaths in senior residents centres is 10, in four residences in Tenerife, two of them in the last 24 hours. The main objective of this screening is the detection of possible asymptomatic positive cases that may occur in these residences.

As a secondary objective, but not less important, the screening will determine the immunity status of the residents and workers of the centers against the coronavirus COVID-19. This screening is carried out with both PCR and antibody diagnostic tests, depending on the epidemiological assessment of the cases.

The work of both screening and control has been coordinated between the General Directorate of Public Health and the Ministry of Social Rights, which in turn is coordinated with the island councils, in conjunction with the Primary Care departments and the Canary Emergency Service (SUC).

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