Tenerife and Gran Canaria remain at alert Level 2 and the rest of the islands at Level 1
The Ministry of Health of the Canary Islands 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 (April 6th), and has decided to drop the island of La Palma to alert Level 1, after the favourable evolution of its indicators.
The rest of the islands continue at the same level in which they were: Tenerife and Gran Canaria at level 2, or medium risk, and Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Gomera, and El Hierro at level 1, or low risk.
Since the change in the monitoring system of Covid cases and indicators, hospital pressure, incidence, and cases in the over 60s, and vulnerable areas are being focused on, to assess the situation and place the islands in one of 5 levels (0-4). 0 being ‘controlled circulation’ (the lowest) and 4 being very high risk.
The care indicators show a favourable evolution and the daily average occupancy of conventional hospital beds by covid-19 patients has decreased by 21.4% in the last week, giving an occupancy percentage that is medium risk for the Canary Islands as a whole and for Tenerife and Gran Canaria, and low or in controlled circulation for the rest of the islands.
The number of occupied ICU beds continues in a downward trend, decreasing by 25.5% compared to the previous evaluation. The percentage of occupancy is at low risk in the islands as a whole. Tenerife, Gran Canaria, and Lanzarote are at a low-risk level in this indicator, and the rest of the islands remain in controlled circulation.
The occupancy rate of ICU beds per 100,000 inhabitants shows a stable trend in the last week, standing at 1.3 ICU beds used per 100,000 inhabitants, at low risk. The islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria are now at a low-risk level for this indicator and the rest of the islands remain at a controlled circulation.
Incidence in people over 60:
In the Canary Islands as a whole, the incidence rate over 7 days for people over 60 stands at 333.73 cases per 100,000 inhabitants as of April 4th, which represents a drop of 12.6%, compared to the previous week. In the last seven days, this indicator of virus transmission has shown a downward trend.
All the islands are at medium risk, except Lanzarote, La Gomera, and El Hierro, which are at low risk. For this indicator, in the last week Lanzarote rose slightly, Fuerteventura remained stable and the rest recorded falling figures.
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