Thursday, September 23

626 new cases and Primary Care against the ropes for Covid in the Canary Islands

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The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has confirmed 626 new cases of Covid-19, with 80,530 accumulated cases and 14,497 active, of which 84 are admitted to ICU and 464 remain hospitalized.

In the last hours the death of three people in the Canary Islands, with previous pathologies and who were in hospital admission. An 83-year-old man has died in Gran Canaria, a 100-year-old woman in Tenerife and a 74-year-old man in La Palma.

The Accumulated incidence at 7 days in the Canary Islands stands at 246.15 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and at 14 days in the 498.45 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

By islands, Tenerife today adds 315 cases; Gran Canaria 276 more; Lanzarote adds 6 positives; Fuerteventura with 23 more; La Palma adds 5 new cases; El Hierro adds a new case; and La Gomera, does not add new cases.

The data reported today represents a decrease of 175 positives compared to last Sunday, when 801 new cases were reported.

Primary care drowns

Health has activated contingency plans for Primary Care in Tenerife and Gran Canaria for high level of transmission of Covid-19, with the restructuring of services for management in health centers to make the care of Covid-19 patients compatible with ordinary activity.

Health center professionals currently carry out, among other activities, the diagnosis and follow-up of 12,700 positive patients10,000 more than those registered as of June 30.

Given the increase in the incidence of SARS CoV-2 transmission among the population and with it the increase in healthcare pressure, priority measures are being activated telephone consultation To avoid unnecessary risks associated with being physically present in the centers, the postponement of diagnostic tests such as spirometries, non-occlusive tests (TNO) for the detection of amblyopia in children, minor ambulatory surgery, control retinographies, among others.

I know treatment plans are extended, the reduction of administrative tasks is applied and reorganize follow-up consultations Covid. Within this plan, diagnosis times, the traffic of people in the centers are reduced and limited capacity is activated.

Vaccinated 61,000 young people between 12 and 19 years old

The vaccination teams of the Canary Islands Health Service (SCS) have administered 61,059 doses of the vaccine against Covid-19 to young people between 12 and 19 years old, which represents 34% percent of the target population of this age group.

The director of the Canary Islands Health Service, Conrado Dominguez, has highlighted the good response to the calls for vaccination in young people in the Canary Islands, since in the first 10 days since the vaccination has been opened more than 61,000 young people have received the first dose of the vaccine.

He also pointed out that during the month of August the Canary Islands are expected to receive more doses of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines than in July, a «major push»To vaccination.

In total, Health has administered 2.5 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and the immunization of 1.2 million people has been achieved, a 61.3% of the target population over 12 years of the Canary Islands.

In the Canary Islands there are 1.49 million people who have received at least one dose of the vaccine, that is, 76.466% of the target population.

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