Canary Islands level update: La Gomera moves to Level 3

Published on January 27, 2022
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It was just announced today, January 27th, that La Gomera will move to Alert Level 3, while the other islands will remain at their current levels. 

The Ministry of Health has today updated the health alert levels, and the only change this week is that La Gomera will move to alert level 3, while the rest of the islands maintain the same level of alert.

This means that Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Palma remain at alert level 4; and Fuerteventura, El Hierro and Lanzarote (where La Graciosa is included epidemiologically) remain at level 3.

The change on the island of La Gomera will come into effect at 00:00 h next Monday, January 31 and will be subject to periodic evaluations.

In the Autonomous Community as a whole, between January 18 and 24, 17,026 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, which represents a reduction of around 47.8% in the daily average of new cases in relation to the previous week. 

The only increase is observed in El Hierro, which increased by 26.2%, while the island that reduced its incidence the most was Lanzarote, where the accumulated incidence was 63.9% lower compared to the previous week. 

Healthcare indicators

Regarding care indicators, the daily average number of occupied conventional hospital beds increased by 17.3% compared to the previous week and is now considered as high risk. 

The number of occupied ICU beds maintains an upward trend, increasing by 8.6% compared to the previous evaluation. The percentage of ICU occupation in the whole of the archipelago is 22.3%. Tenerife and Gran Canaria are at a very high-risk level, while Fuerteventura remains at a medium-risk level.

The median age of the total number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in the last 30 days is 71 years and 65 years of those admitted to the ICU, all of whom are over 16 years of age; while the median age of those who died in the last 30 days is 80 years, with a range that covers 44 to 90 years.

41.2% of people admitted to ICU diagnosed during the last 30 days had not received the complete vaccination schedule, a high percentage if we take into account that only 18.5 percent of the population over 5 years of age has not yet been vaccinated.

81% of people admitted for COVID and diagnosed in the last 30 days had no previous pathologies. This percentage increases in unvaccinated patients, in whom 86.1% had no other known pathologies, an important figure if we take into account that only 18.5% of the population over 5 years of age are not fully vaccinated yet.

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