Gran Canaria moves to Alert Level 3, due to an increase in hospital bed occupancy

Published on July 14, 2022
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We've not published an alert level update for a while, since there haven't been any notable changes up until now when it has been announced that Gran Canaria will move to Alert level 3 and La Palma will move to Alert level 2, due to an increase in hospital beds occupancy. 

According to the report published by the Ministry of Health, Gran Canaria rises to alert level 3 and La Palma to alert level 2, both due to the evolution of occupancy rate in conventional hospital beds, which is now considered as high risk, although the use of ICU beds has not been affected.

The rest of the islands remain at the same alert level as they were: Tenerife continues at level 2 or medium risk, and Lanzarote (where La Graciosa is included epidemiologically), Fuerteventura, La Gomera and El Hierro at level 1, or Low risk.

Healthcare indicators

In the autonomous community as a whole, the daily average of conventional hospital beds occupied by Covid-19 patients amounts to 18.5%. The level of risk in the percentage of occupancy of conventional beds remains at a medium level for the Canary Islands.

Gran Canaria is now at a high-risk level and La Palma also rises to high risk. Tenerife and El Hierro remain at the medium risk level, Fuerteventura oscillates between a medium and low-risk level, Lanzarote between the low-risk level and controlled circulation, and La Gomera remains in controlled circulation.

Stable trend in ICU bed occupancy

The number of occupied ICU beds stands at 25 beds in the last week and the occupancy percentage continues at 4.6% in the Canaries as a whole.

The occupancy rate of ICU beds per 100,000 inhabitants remains at 1.06 ICU beds occupied per 100,000 inhabitants.

Incidence in people older than 60 years

In the Autonomous Community as a whole, the Accumulated Incidence rate at seven days for people over 60 years of age rose by 5% compared to the previous week. Most of the islands remain at a high-risk level, like the community as a whole, except for La Palma, which remains at a medium risk level, and La Gomera, which drops to a medium risk level.

Notice - read below

Please keep in mind that these local alert levels don't affect in any way the conditions of travel to the Canary Islands, since these are only local alerts, used to indicate the occupancy rate of hospitals due to Covid cases. At the moment there are no new restrictions in place due to Covid, so there's no need to be alarmed. 

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