Gran Canaria drops to level 2 after the improvement of several indicators

Archive image of Triana street, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. / Juan Carlos Alonso

Tenerife and El Hierro are also at medium risk, while La Palma reduces the alert to 1 with the rest of the islands

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

The Ministry of Health has updated this Thursday the health alert levels after the epidemiological report of the General Directorate of Public Health, carried out in accordance with the new criteria of the Strategy for Surveillance and Control of covid-19, which is based on the indicators of use of healthcare services.

According to this report,
Gran Canaria down to level 2 or medium risk and
The Palm it passes to level 1 or low risk due to the improvement of its assistance indicators. The rest of the islands remain at the same alert level as they were:
Tenerife Y
The iron at level 2 or medium risk, and
Lanzarote (where epidemiologically La Graciosa is included),
Fuerteventura Y
La Gomera at level 1, or low risk.

The indicators of use of health services, referring to
bed occupancy They are fundamentally those that mark the severity caused by covid-19, and those that are taken into consideration to determine the level of health risk. In this way they establish
five alert levels (from 0 to 4) that evaluate whether the situation is controlled circulation, which would be the lowest, or low, medium, high or very high risk.

Healthcare indicators

In the Autonomous Community as a whole, the daily average of conventional hospital beds occupied by covid-19 patients decreased by 16.3 percent. The level of risk in percentage of occupancy of conventional beds remains at a medium level for the Canary Islands. El Hierro oscillates between a high and medium risk level, Gran Canaria drops to a medium risk level and the rest of the islands are at a low risk level or controlled circulation.

Occupancy of ICU beds

The number of ICU beds occupied is twenty-seven beds on average in the last week and the percentage of occupancy stands at 5.4 percent, remaining at a low risk level in the Autonomous Community as a whole, although all the islands are in controlled circulation for this indicator, except for Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Fuerteventura, which remain at a low risk level.

The occupancy rate of ICU beds per 100,000 inhabitants drops to 1.19 ICU beds occupied per 100,000 inhabitants and all the islands are in controlled circulation, except for Gran Canaria, which falls to a low risk level, and Tenerife, which ranges between low risk and controlled circulation.

Incidence in people older than 60 years

In the Autonomous Community as a whole, the Accumulated Incidence rate at seven days for people over 60 years of age continues to decline, with a decrease of 34 percent compared to the previous week. In this sense, all the islands registered decreases and remain at a medium risk level, except La Gomera, which descended to a low risk level.

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