Canary Islands weekly update: Fuerteventura goes back to Level 2

Published on November 11, 2021
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The Ministry of Health announced today, Thursday, November 11, that the island of Fuerteventura will go back to Alert level 2, while the rest of the islands continue for another week at alert level 1 (level 1 is considered as the "green traffic light").

The cumulative incidence at 7 days increased by 19.3%, which is why it's important to maintain prevention measures to avoid a further high increase in transmissions.

The change in level for Fuerteventura comes into effect at 00:00 on Monday, November 15th until November 25, being subject to periodic revaluations, even before the date indicated if necessary.

In the entire territory of the Autonomous Community, between November 3 and 9, 912 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, which represents an increase of around 64.3% in the daily average of new cases in relation to the previous week, when 555 cases were registered.

The average 7-day AI rate in the Canary Islands as a whole and by islands increased by around 19.3%, so that, from a daily average of 28 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, it went to 34.4 cases in this last week. All the islands are placed at a medium risk level, except La Palma, which this week is at a low-risk level, and El Hierro at very low.

The daily average AI rate at 14 days has increased to a greater or lesser extent in all the islands so that the increase in the Autonomous Community as a whole is 16.3% and is considered as medium risk.

Covid situation in Fuerteventura

In the case of Fuerteventura, the report includes that in the last week there has been a considerable increase in the AI7d, which increased by 133% between November 3 and 9 (from 30 cases per 100,000 inhabitants to 70.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants) being placed at less than five points from being considered as high risk. This increase is even higher in the population aged 65 and over.

With regard to healthcare occupation, the report details that the impact of the increase in incidence is not yet appreciated, but it is expected that it will manifest itself as of next week, given that severe cases take up to 14 days from the onset of symptoms until hospital admission. Since the island is in a situation of high risk of transmission, due to a sudden worsening of the epidemiological situation (rapid increase in the incidence rate in one week, especially in those over 65 years), it was proposed that for the alert level to go up to level 2.

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