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The Ministry of Health has announced today Thursday, September 23rd, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, that all the Canary Islands will remain at their current alert level for another week.
Fuerteventura will continue at level 3; Tenerife and Gran Canaria will be at level 2, and Lanzarote, El Hierro, La Gomera and La Palma are all at level 1.
These alert levels and the local traffic lights system in the Canary Islands have nothing to do with UK's own traffic light system.
The Canary Islands also use the traffic lights system to announce the level of local restrictions on each island in the archipelago, based on the rate of new cases registered. This article refers to the local alert level on each island, which is assessed weekly by the Government of the Canary Islands.
Current Alert Levels in the Canary Islands:
So currently in the Canary Islands archipelago, there are 4 islands placed at Alert Level 1: El Hierro, La Gomera, Lanzarote, La Palma, 2 islands placed at level 2: Gran Canaria and Tenerife 1 island placed at level 3: Fuerteventura.
The indicators of the island of Fuerteventura have shown a drop in the last four days and if this data is consolidated further in the next few days, it is possible that next week it will see a drop in the alert level.
The weekly report of the Directorate General of Public Health reflects that "in the Autonomous Community as a whole, between September 15 and 21, 623 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported, representing a decrease of around 18% in the daily average of notified cases in relation to the previous week ”.
The General Directorate of Public Health closely observes the situation on the island of Fuerteventura. In this case, the island has shown an incipient improvement in the transmission indicators in the last four days, so it is foreseeable that if this trend continues, the island may drop in level next week.
For its part, the island of Lanzarote has shown an upward but controlled trend in the last two weeks due to the high traceability of cases, so the forecast is that it will remain at the current level.
The average 7-day cumulative incidence rate in the Autonomous Community as a whole decreased by around 13.4% compared to the previous week. The greatest decrease is observed in the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria.