All the islands continue for the third consecutive week at level 1 alert for covid

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands updated this Thursday the health alert levels after the epidemiological report of the General Directorate of Public Health, with consolidated data as of November 3, on the evolution of health indicators for COVID-19 that, for third consecutive week, it keeps all the islands at alert level 1, identified with the “green traffic light”.

In the entire territory of the Autonomous Community, between October 27 and November 2, 555 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, representing a decrease of around 4.3% in the daily average of new cases with in relation to the previous week (from October 20 to 26), in which 580 cases were registered.

Despite this decrease, the average 7-day AI rate in the Canary Islands as a whole and by islands increased by around 11.3%, so that, from a daily average of 24.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, it went to 27.6 cases in this last week.

By islands, Lanzarote is at a medium risk level and El Hierro at a very low risk level, while Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, La Palma and La Gomera have oscillated between medium and low risk levels.

This same trend is observed in the 14-day AI, whose daily average has increased to a greater or lesser extent in all the islands, so that the whole of the Autonomous Community is at medium risk in this indicator.

Given this evolution of accumulated incidents, the Ministry of Health insists on the importance of maintaining preventive measures on the use of the mask in closed spaces, hand hygiene and interpersonal distance to avoid risks of transmission of COVID-19 .

Healthcare indicators

Regarding the care indicators, the daily average of conventional hospital beds occupied during the last week by COVID-19 patients was 80, 2.6% more than the previous one, although in all the islands the percentage of occupation was It is at a very low risk level, except for La Palma, which is at low risk.

The number of occupied ICU beds continues and consolidates the decline that began more than 2 months ago, with 17 occupied, one less than two weeks ago.

The median age of the total number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in the last 14 days is 63 years, while the median age of the 5 people admitted to the ICU in the last 14 days is 54 years.

Cumulative incidence in unvaccinated people

The cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 cases in the last week is 3.2 times higher in the population that has not received any dose of vaccine compared to the rate in the population that has received the full regimen. Thus, while the 7-day AI rate in the unvaccinated population is medium risk (52.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), it is low risk (16.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants) among people with a complete regimen.


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