Coronavirus infections continue to increase in the Canary Islands
The Ministry of Health reports have reported 6 deaths and 1,169 new cases of Covid in the Canary Islands in the last week (658 among people over 60 years of age), meaning that almost 25% of the island's population have been infected which is 451,669 people.
Three of the six deaths were in Tenerife and the other three were in Gran Canaria, and the victims were aged between 83 and 91 years old and all had existing illnesses and were hospitalized. In total 2,119 people have died in the Canary Islands as a result of Covid.
Currently, the accumulated incidence rate for the over 60s, the age group being actively monitored, stands at 130.42 over 7 days and 277.60 over 14 days.
There are currently 246 people admitted to hospital for Covid, of which 8 are in the ICU and 238 are on a ward. This is an increase of 15.4% over last week when there were 213 people in Canarian hospitals.
SPAIN ADDS 22,182 CASES AND 284 DEATHS AND INCIDENCE RATES INCREASE:
The Ministry of Health has reported 22,182 new cases of Covid in Spain in the last seven days, which is 286 more than last week, and 11,155 of them were in people over 60 years of age. In the report, they verified 284 deaths from Covid this week and a 14-day incidence rate in people over 60 years of age of 181.80 per 100,000 inhabitants.
3,813 people are hospitalized (441 more than last week) with 204 in ICU. The number of hospitalized for Covid grew by 13% in the last week.