This Wednesday, December 15, The Canary Islands broke a historical record in two years of pandemic by registering in just one day some 1,207 new positives from coronavirus (964 more than a week ago). This rebound and the proximity of the Christmas festivities have created concern in Canarian society.
The Minister of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, Blas trujillo, has indicated on the morning of this Thursday, December 16, in the microphones of the Cope Canarias Network that "there is a high probability that the two capital islands will rise in level this Thursday after the celebration of the Governing Council."
"I appeal to social conscience to be cautious and continue to take all security measures. It is very important that the population is vaccinated and also continues to use the mask, the gels or keeping the safety distance in these parties. Otherwise we will have to take more restrictive measures in the Canary Islands to stop contagion ", said the counselor who has also confirmed that there are two cases of the Omicron variant in the Canary Islands, one in Gran canaria and another in Tenerife. On the other hand, he points out that there are another 75 suspected positives under study.
The total accumulated cases in the Canary Islands is 110,910 with 8,612 active, of which 52 are admitted to the ICU and 257 remain hospitalized. The situation in the ICUs of the two islands is at high risk at the moment: Gran Canaria has 4 high-risk parameters and Tenerife, five.
Morales: "We must take urgent measures"
The President of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales placeholder image, is concerned about the situation that is being experienced with the growth of coronavirus positives on the island. "I believe that measures must be taken urgently, we cannot allow this situation to continue to precipitate." “We have to make a collective reflection, we all have to take responsibility for what is happening. We launched ourselves to embrace each other, to make stalls…, we have completely failed to comply with the measures and now we pay the consequences, ”Morales warned. According to the president, after the indicators fell for a long time, the population relaxed and "we threw ourselves to hug each other, to make stalls ..., we have completely failed to comply with the measures and now we pay the consequences."
On the other hand, it denounces that the population is not aware of the seriousness of the situation, since there are citizens collecting signatures so that the cavalcades of kings in one of the worst moments of the pandemic on the island. "We are in a very complicated situation."
Children between the ages of 5 and 11 have already begun to receive the coronavirus vaccine in health centers and mass inoculation sites in the Archipelago.. And it is that, since yesterday, the agendas of the Canary Islands Health Service (SCS) They are open to this new group of strategy. The process, which began the same day throughout the national territory, registered this Wednesday more than 17,000 requests for appointments in the Islands, which exceeds 12% of the total of the group –136,910–. The vaccinodrome installed in Infecar was one of the spaces to which hundreds of mothers and fathers in Gran Canaria traveled in a staggered manner yesterday. Some had requested an appointment. Others, on the other hand, preferred to go without it. The health workers' forecast was to administer 250 doses during the afternoon and exceed that figure today. "We are very excited about this step, we had been waiting for it for a long time and the time has finally come", celebrated Natalia Mokino, coordinator of the activity in the aforementioned capital center.