Covid update: Gran Canaria still at alert Level 2, the rest of the islands are at Level 1
The Ministry of Health have updated the Covid data today (Thursday), which shows that there have been 1,042 new cases and six deaths in the last four days in the Canary Islands in the over 60s, in accordance with the new criteria of the Covid-19 Surveillance and Control Strategy.
The islands continue at the same Covid alert level they were already in, before the update, meaning that Gran Canaria remains at Level 2 or medium risk, and the rest of the islands stay at Level 1.
It should be noted that the indicators referring to the occupation of hospital beds are fundamentally those that mark the severity caused by Covid-19 and those that are taken into account to determine the risk levels.
There are currently five alert levels (from 0 to 4) that assess whether the situation is one of controlled circulation, which is the lowest (0), or low (1), medium (2), high (3) or very high risk (4).
Occupancy of hospital beds:
According to the update, care indicators continue to evolve favourably and the daily average number of conventional hospital beds occupied by Covid-19 patients remains stable. The level of risk in the percentage of occupancy of conventional beds is low for the Canary Islands, and most of them are at a low level or in controlled circulation, except for Gran Canaria, which is between a medium and low level, and La Palma, which is at medium risk level.
Occupancy of ICU beds:
The number of ICU beds occupied by Covid patients has decreased compared with the previous evaluation, and is at a percentage of 2.8%, so it is considered to be in ‘controlled circulation’ for this indicator in the islands individually, and as a whole.
Incidence in people over 60 years old:
The Accumulated Incidence rate over seven days for people over 60 in the archipelago, has risen 19% in the last week. For this indicator, most of the islands are at medium risk, as is the archipelago as a whole, except for La Palma and La Gomera, which are at low risk, and El Hierro which remains at high risk.