The Gran Canarian palms
The Governing Council has finally delivered good news for the island of Tenerife, which has gone down to Covid alert level 2 after improving its epidemiological indicators. In this way, as reported by the Minister of Health, Blas Trujillo, Fuerteventura is the only island at level 3 while Gran Canaria and Tenerife are at level 2, and Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro at level 1.
The Public Health report on which the Governing Council is based reflects the sustained decrease in cumulative incidence in the last weeks. Specifically, in the Canary Islands as a whole, between September 8 and 14, they have been notified 759 cases, a decrease of 16% relative to the previous week.
In the case of Tenerife, the decrease is greater, around 28,6 %.
The rate of Cumulative Incidence (IA) to 7 days in the archipelago has decreased around 22% compared to the previous week. Only the island of Fuerteventura increases in Covid indicators, which goes from a rate AI at 7 days average of 63.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants to 77.9.
🚦Updating of alert levels by islands:
🟢Alert level 1: La Gomera, El Hierro, La Palma, Lanzarote and La Graciosa.
🟡Alert level 2: Gran Canaria and Tenerife.
🔴Alert level 3: Fuerteventura.
– Health Gobcan (@SanidadGobCan) September 16, 2021
Fuerteventura, unique in level 3
Epidemiological data from the island of Fuerteventura, have registered a behavior «slightly erratic», According to the report, since the number of cases during the last two weeks is oscillating and does not show a definite trend.
On that island, the 7-day AI rate is at high risk for the last 4 days and is the highest in the Canary Islands. While the autonomous community decreased by 22%, Fuerteventura moved the opposite, with a 22% increase in Accumulated Incidence compared to the previous week.
In Fuerteventura, the impact on ICUs and conventional beds has been descending, with 59% of the infected population with an age equal to or less than 45 years, which reduces the probability of income.
Puerto del Rosario and La Oliva These are the municipalities with the highest number of cases and in these areas there is community transmission with an incidence rate that does not follow the descending pattern of the rest of the islands.
Third lowest AI
The Canary Islands currently have the third figure for the lowest 14-day AI rate in all of Spain, only improved by Asturias, with 13.35 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and the Valencian Community. In addition, the Canary Islands is the sixth in the AI to 7 days.
Regarding the percentage of occupied beds and ICU, Canarias is situated in the Spanish average (3.74% and 12.41%, respectively). The number of daily deaths has also decreased. The number of conventional beds occupied by Covid-19 patients continues to decline by a daily average of 191 beds occupied to 165. For its part, in relation to the number of ICU beds occupied, the average has passed from 74 to 65 in the last week.
Of the 100 people admitted to conventional beds in the last two weeks, the 48% were unvaccinated and, in the case of ICUs, the number of admitted unvaccinated amounts to 69%. The risk of infection is 4 times higher in the population that has not received any dose of vaccine compared to the one that has received the full regimen.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism