Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Palma drop to alert Level 2 for Covid.
The Ministry of Health has updated the health alert levels today after the latest epidemiological report from the General Directorate of Public Health, with consolidated data as of yesterday, March 30th, carried out in accordance with the new criteria of the Covid-19 Surveillance and Control Strategy, based on indicators for health care pressure.
The indicators referring to the occupation of conventional hospital beds and ICU beds are those that are now being monitored to gauge the severity of Covid, to determine the level of health risk in any of the islands.
To do this, there are now five alert levels from 0 to 4 that assess how the situation is being controlled, Level 0 being the lowest risk, or essentially risk-free, and Level 4 the highest.
According to these indicators, the islands of Tenerife, Gran Canaria, and La Palma are at alert Level 2, classed as medium risk, and the islands of Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Gomera, and El Hierro are at alert Level 1, which is low risk.
The evolution of the healthcare indicators this week is a favourable one, as the daily average of conventional hospital beds occupied by Covid-19 patients has remained stable, with an occupancy percentage that is low for the Canary Islands as a whole, and for all the islands, except Tenerife and La Palma, which remain at medium risk.
The number of occupied ICU beds continues in a downward trend, decreasing by 9% compared to the previous evaluation. The percentage of occupancy is at low risk in the archipelago as a whole.
Tenerife and Gran Canaria are at a low-risk level in this indicator, and the rest of the islands remain in controlled circulation. In the new indicator for the use of ICU beds per 100,000 inhabitants, a very slight downward trend can be seen, standing at 1.19 ICU beds used per 100,000 inhabitants.
INCIDENCE IN PEOPLE OVER 60:
In the Canary Islands as a whole, the incidence rate over seven days for people over 60 years stands at 381.78 cases per 100,000 inhabitants as of March 29th, which represents a decrease of 12.1%, with respect to the previous week.
In the last seven days, this indicator of virus transmission has shown a stable trend. All the islands are at medium risk, as are the islands as a whole, except Lanzarote, which is at low risk. In the last week, Tenerife and Fuerteventura have remained stable for this indicator, while the rest of the island’s figures have dropped.