Covid update: 294,000 eligible people in the Canaries have not yet been vaccinated
The Ministry of Health have reported today, that 293,900 people over 12 years of age have not yet been vaccinated against Covid in the Canary Islands. Most are concentrated in the 20 to 39-year-old age group, and 85.5% of the Island’s population has had at least their first jab.
So far, 82.8 % have been fully vaccinated, which means 1,739,604 people of the 2,033,513 over 12 years old registered in the islands. This means that there are currently still 293,909 people in this age group who have not received any dose of the vaccine, according to data from the latest report on vaccination published by the Ministry of Health.
This is below the national average for the whole of Spain, where 92.8% of the population over 12 years of age have had at least one dose and 91% are fully vaccinated, and disappointing from people who live in islands that rely on tourism and people coming and going every week to and from the archipelago.
However, the vaccination data differs a lot according to the different age groups, and by far, people between 20 and 39 years of age on the islands are the ones most reluctant to protect themselves, and others, with coverage percentages practically stagnant this year, and the longer people delay, the longer it will take for hospital pressure to reduce and the longer we will have restrictions.
According to the Health report, these are the percentage of people in each age group that have been vaccinated:
12 to 19-year-olds: 84.7%.
20 to 29-year-olds: 74.1%.
30 to 39-year-olds: 73.9%
40 to 49-year-olds: 78.6%.
50 to 59-year-olds: 87.5%.
60 to 69-year-olds: 88.8%.
70 to 79-year-olds: 90.4%.
Over 80-year-olds: 92.2%.
There are also 923,890 people who have received their booster dose in the Canary Islands.
Data for Sunday 20th February 2022:
(updates are against yesterday's figures)
New cases: 458
Gran Canaria: 235
La Palma: 35
La Gomera: 9
El Hierro: 1
Current Incidence rate (IA7): 262.46
(Cases last 7 days: 5,711)
La Palma: 366.65
El Hierro: 305.01
Gran Canaria: 280.18
La Gomera: 239.87
Current Incidence rate (IA14): 522.16
(Cases last 14 days: 11,293)
El Hierro: 852.25
La Palma: 839.94
La Gomera: 604.30
Gran Canaria: 570.30
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Covid patients in hospital: 344 (-32)
Covid patients in ICU: 51 (-2)
Home isolation: 15,946
R number: 0.87 (needs to be below 1)
PCR test positivity rate: 17.08% (should be below 4.5%)
Vaccination: (No update today)
Total administered: 4,230,541
Fully vaccinated: 1,723,037 people (82.14%)
One dose: 1,828,236 people (87.15%)
Children aged 5-11: 68,545 (50.07%)
Booster doses: 809,604
Deaths last 24 hours: 4
Gran Canaria: 3 (561)
Tenerife: 1 (856)
Total deaths: 1,553
Medical Discharges in last 24 hours: 973
Gran Canaria: 451
La Palma: 26
El Hierro: 0
La Gomera: 0
Total active cases per island:
Gran Canaria: 7,631 (-219)
Tenerife: 6,495 (-280)
Fuerteventura: 1,326 (-55)
Lanzarote: 393 (+16)
La Palma: 355 (+9)
La Gomera: 102 (+9)
El Hierro: 39 (+1)
Municipalities with most active cases in each island:
5,423 in Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)
3,238 in Santa Cruz (Tenerife)
1,225 in La Laguna (Tenerife)
854 in Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura)
528 in Telde (Gran Canaria)
367 in San Bartolomé de Tirajana (Gran Canaria)
344 in Adeje (Tenerife)
331 in Santa Lucia de Tirajana (Gran Canaria)
262 in Arona (Tenerife)
260 in Arrecife (Lanzarote)
211 in Granadilla de Abona (Tenerife)
187 in La Oliva (Fuerteventura)
160 in Puerto de La Cruz (Tenerife)
112 in Mogán (Gran Canaria)
114 in Guia de Isora (Tenerife)
37 in San Miguel de Abona (Tenerife)
25 in Santiago del Teide (Tenerife)
(Please note this is not all municipalities, it represents the most infected and tourist areas)