September 23, 2020

Coronavirus in the Canary Islands: Canary ICUs are at 45% of their capacity – La Provincia

The Intensive Care Units (ICU) of the Canary Islands hospitals, both public and private, are at 45% of their capacity with 214 admitted patients, of which 45 are due to complications derived from having been infected with coronavirus, out of a total of 477 units available.

Of this total number of ICU beds, 404 correspond to critical units with respirators – 46% occupied with 186 admissions, 45 of them people with coronavirus– and 73 to critical units without a respirator – 38% occupied with 28 admissions, no covid patients.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, until 5:00 p.m. on September 3, in addition, in what rest of hospital beds are referred (not ICUs), 3,681 people are admitted to the different centers of the archipelago, 116 of them with coronavirus, which represents 70.6% of the 5,215 available beds.

Regarding covid patients, the University Hospital Complex of Gran Canaria Doctor Negrín It has 100 people admitted for coronavirus -21 in the ICU with a respirator and 79 in the ward-; and the Hospital Universitario Insular-Materno Infantil has 47 –10 in the ICU with a respirator and 39 on the floor.

Both are the Canarian hospitals with more covid patients and whose ICU capacity (counting all admissions, not only with coronavirus) are at 82% and 40%, respectively.

These two are followed by Our Lady of Candelaria University Hospital, which has 31 patients with coronavirus -9 in the ICU with a respirator and 22 in the ward-; he Hospital Doctor José Molina Orosa with 13 -one in the ICU and 12 in the ward-; and the Canary Islands University Hospital Complex, which has 7 admissions for covid – two in ICU with respirator and five in the ward


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