Canary Islands exceeds 2,000 infections for the first time in February



The Canary Islands yesterday Tuesday exceeded two thousand infections of covid on one day for the first time in February. Specifically, the Ministry of Health of the Canarian Government registered 2,063 new cases of coronavirus. The total accumulated cases is 280,792 with 16,406 active, of which 49 are admitted to the ICU and 324 remain hospitalized. It is necessary to go back to January 27, when the Archipelago registered 2,007 new cases of covid.

In the last few hours, it has been reported Death of five people between 81 and 91 years old. Of the total number of deceased, three were registered in Gran Canaria, one in Tenerife and another in Lanzarote. All had previous pathologies and were hospitalized.

The Cumulative Incidence at 7 days in the Canary Islands it stands at 305.02 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and at 14 days at 560.35 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Tenerife added 887 cases yesterday and has 129,484 accumulated cases and 6,476 active ones; Gran Canaria has 104,822 accumulated cases, 837 more than on Monday and 7,853 active. Lanzarote added 84 new cases with 19,390 accumulated and 294 active; Fuerteventura has 14,225 accumulated cases, with 154 new cases and 1,347 active ones. La Palma added 75 new positives, so it has 9,441 accumulated and 330 active. El Hierro added six new cases, so it has 1,730 accumulated and its assets are 25, and La Gomera added 20 new positives, so its accumulated numbers are 1,699 and it has 81 active cases.

The Ministry of Health continues to promote vaccination in the Canary Islands and therefore enables the health centers of Santa Cruz de La Palma and Los Llanos as stable points for the campaign. Thus, these two centers remain as the only points for the development of the inoculation of the covid vaccines since the demand decreases when reaching 90.6% of the population with a dose and 86.5% of those immunized. The Health Area of ​​La Palma has also reorganized the taking of samples for diagnostic tests and anyone who presents symptoms compatible with covid must request an appointment with their Primary Care doctor. These measures are adopted to adapt them to the current situation on the Island and given the favorable evolution of the vaccination campaign.

In the same way, the Health Area of ​​Lanzarote has also relocated its vaccination points in the Primary Care health centers. In this case, the population of the Island is already vaccinated at 92.05% with one dose and 90.65% with two doses, which makes it possible to reorganize the activity and normalize the vaccination points. Starting today, the Titerroy and Valterra health centers in Arrecife, Playa Blanca, Tías, Costa Teguise, San Bartolomé, Tinajo, Mala and the La Graciosa office will continue with the primary vaccination and with the administration of the corresponding booster doses. to each patient.



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