Latest Covid report reveals 2,364 new cases and 14 deaths in 3 days
Many people are commenting or criticising that we are publishing updates regarding the epidemiological situation of Covid, saying “the pandemic is over”, “it’s just the flu”, or putting yawning emojis, or sending us offensive emails or private messages.
However, we would like to point out that we are publishing them to avoid panic, to give the people that want to visit the islands the real situation not an exaggerated one, and to keep you up to date with the governments standpoint.
Yes it’s true the situation is being more closely monitored because of the 7th wave and an increase in infections, yes it’s true that the Spanish Government have said that they will bring back some restrictions if necessary, no it’s not true that the Canary Islands have reintroduced any, and no it’s not true that Level 2 means changes for hospitality venues, the new levels are for ‘risk of transmission of Covid’ not restrictions, and yes we all agree that we have to learn to live with Covid.
Taking all that into account, the Ministry of Health, nationally and regionally, updates the figures in the over 60s and the most vulnerable every Tuesday and Friday, with yesterday's update as follows for the Canary Islands:
- There have been 2,364 new cases in the over 60s since Tuesday, which is almost double than a week or so ago.
- 14 people have died from Covid in the last 3 days (7 in Gran Canaria, 6 in Tenerife and 1 in El Hierro), all aged between 62 and 98 years old with previous pathologies. Covid attacks existing illnesses making them worse and making current treatments less effective. This why people with existing ailments such as asthma or diabetes, among many others, are at risk.
- There are 458 people admitted to hospital with coronavirus, of which 21 are in the ICU and 437 on wards.
- The 7-day incidence rate is now 864.71 in the over 60s
- The 14-day incidence rate is now 1,548.11 in the over 60s
- There is no data for the number of cases or incidence in other age groups under 60, however reports of increased sales of antigen tests and the number of people reportedly off work with Covid, indicates that there is a resurgence in younger people as well.
- Tenerife and Gran Canaria are currently at medium risk for the spread of the virus, and the other islands are all at low risk, which is not surprising as they receive the most tourists, have the largest populations, and they are holding the biggest events.
Finally, if you don’t want to read the latest stats, then don’t, swipe left, we won’t be offended!
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