Confirmed: Tenerife and Gran Canaria move to Level 2 and Fuerteventura stays at level 3

Published on December 10, 2021
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The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands updated today the health alert levels with consolidated data as of December 9, on the evolution of health indicators for COVID-19, which are rising to the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria at level 2. 

Fuerteventura continues at alert level 3 and the rest of the islands at alert level 1 for COVID-19.

The only change in level is in Tenerife and Gran Canaria and it will come into effect at 00:00 on Monday the 13th, being subject to periodic revaluations, even before the date indicated if necessary.

In the entire territory of the Autonomous Community, between December 2 and 8, 2,516 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, which represents an increase of around 17.5% in the daily average of new cases in relation to the previous week, when 2,141 cases were registered.

The 7-day AI rate in the Canary Islands as a whole and by islands increased by around 17.5%, so that, from a weekly average of 98.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, it increased to 115.6 cases this week. The greatest rise is observed on the island of Fuerteventura, although in general, this indicator seems to be stabilized throughout this week. All the islands are at a medium risk level, except for Fuerteventura, which is at a very high risk level, while El Hierro remains at a controlled circulation level. The 7-day AI is at high or very high risk on all the islands, except La Palma and La Gomera, which are at medium risk.

Healthcare indicators

Regarding healthcare indicators, the daily average of conventional hospital beds occupied during the last week by COVID-19 patients increased by 46.2% compared to the previous week, with an average of 253 beds occupied. In most of the islands the percentage of occupancy is at a low risk level, except in Gran Canaria, which is at medium risk, and Lanzarote and El Hierro, which are at very low risk.

The number of occupied ICU beds maintains the upward trend that began four weeks ago, increasing by 40% compared to the previous evaluation. In the Autonomous Community as a whole, it has gone from an average of 35 ICU beds occupied two weeks ago to 49 in the last week, with an occupancy percentage of 9.9% and low risk.

The median age of all people hospitalized for COVID-19 in the last 14 days is 68 years.

65.2% of the people admitted to critical care units diagnosed during the last 2 weeks had not received the complete vaccination schedule. 71.5% of the people admitted for COVID and diagnosed in the last 14 days had no previous pathologies, this percentage increased in unvaccinated patients in whom 77.8% had no other known pathologies.

Cumulative incidence in unvaccinated people

The cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 cases in the last week is 2.42 times higher in the population that has not received any vaccine dose compared to the rate in the population that has received the full regimen.

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