All Canary Islands stay at the same alert levels for one more week

Published on February 10, 2022
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Although it was hinted earlier this week that some of the Canary Islands might drop to a lower alert level today due to improved data, it was just officially announced that all the islands will maintain their current alert levels unchanged for another week.

This means that Tenerife and Gran Canaria remain at alert level 4; and La Palma, Fuerteventura, El Hierro, La Gomera and Lanzarote (including also La Graciosa) remain at level 3.

In the Autonomous Community as a whole, between February 1 and 7, 6,230 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, which represents a reduction of around 33.7% in the daily average of new cases compared to the previous week. 

In terms of AI (accumulated incidence) at 7 days in people over 65 years of age and in the AI ​​at 14 days, all the islands are considered as very high risk, although in both indicators there are decreases in the whole of the archipelago of 38.6% and 52% .3%, respectively. El Hierro is the only island that registers a rise in the AI ​​indicator for the last 7 days for people over 65 years of age, which increased by 15%.

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Healthcare indicators

Regarding care indicators, the daily average number of occupied conventional hospital beds decreased by 16.4% compared to the previous week and with an average occupancy rate of 14.2%, it is still at high risk. The percentage of occupation in Gran Canaria is at a very high-risk level; in Tenerife at high risk; Fuerteventura, La Gomera and El Hierro at medium risk; and Lanzarote and La Palma at low risk.

The number of occupied ICU beds maintains an upward trend, increasing by 10.2% compared to the previous evaluation. The percentage of occupation in the whole of the archipelago is at 20%. Tenerife is at a very high-risk level, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura are at a high-risk level, while the rest of the islands are at a lower risk level when it comes to occupied ICU beds.

The average age of the total number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in the last 30 days is 73 years and 66 years for those admitted to the ICU, while the average age of those who have died in the last 30 days is 82 years, with a range from 37 to 99 years.

59.3% of people admitted to critical care units diagnosed during the last 30 days had not received the complete vaccination scheme, a high percentage if we take into account that only 18.21% of the population over 5 years of age has not yet been vaccinated.

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