Health concludes the administration of the third dose in residences

The 6,201 users of residences and social health centers in the Archipelago already have the third dose of the coronavirus vaccine. As specified yesterday by the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, the process began on September 20 and concluded on October 8 in all these spaces, except at the Santa Rita Home, in Tenerife, where it ended this week. The activity now continues among group seven, a group to which the population at high risk of suffering severe clinical pictures of Covid-19 belongs. So far, 6,390 people have been inoculated of the 13,689 who should receive the booster within this group, transplant patients being the first to be called.

Likewise, as agreed last Wednesday at the meeting of the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System, those over 70 years of age may begin to be summoned in the different communities as of October 25, the date on which the Ministry of Health expects the flu vaccination campaign to start.

Another 6,390 people at risk of serious illness have received the booster vaccine


Since the start of the inoculation campaign against Covid on December 27, the nurses of the Canary Health Service have administered 3,138,661 doses of the compounds against the pathogen, which has allowed 1,632,468 people to complete the guideline , 83.26% of the target population of the Archipelago. In addition, 1,664,977 users have accessed at least one puncture.

New frames

Based on the information released by the health administration, the region this Friday added 59 infections of the virus and lamented one death in Tenerife. The deceased, a 68-year-old man, had previous pathologies and was in hospital. With this death, 998 patients have died with SARS-CoV-2 infection.

By islands, Gran Canaria added 24 cases yesterday; Tenerife 25; Lanzarote four; and Fuerteventura six. On the contrary, El Hierro, La Gomera and La Palma managed to keep their records unchanged.

As for active cases, it must be said that in the autonomous community there were 702 patients with the condition as of Thursday – 46 less than the previous day. Most are in Tenerife, where 361 patients suffer from the disease –46 less–. Gran Canaria, on the other hand, has 240 – one less. For its part, Lanzarote has 62 –the same figure remains–; Fuerteventura 32 –six more–; La Palma and El Hierro three – the first does not experience variations and the second subtracts one -; and La Gomera also remains one case and remains free of coronavirus.

The community registers 104 epidemiological discharges in the course of 24 hours


In the Canary Islands there are 605 patients experiencing the ailment at home because they do not show serious symptoms or remain, in many cases, asymptomatic. The numerical value represents 86.1% of the total affected.

However, the other side of the coin is given by patients who require hospital care. In fact, in the Archipelago’s health centers, there are now 23 people in critical areas –there are no changes with respect to the information notified on Thursday– and 74 in the ward –five less.

Since the last balance, 104 epidemiological discharges have been issued. With these, there are already 94,263 people who have managed to overcome the disease in the Islands.

The cumulative incidence in the last seven days stands at 16.22 cases per 100,000 inhabitants –decreased 0.23 points in 24 hours– and that of the last 14 days is 34.70 cases on the same population count –1, 46 points less.


Active cases

  • The Archipelago has 702 active cases of coronavirus, which translates into 46 fewer than those notified on Thursday. Most of it is concentrated in Tenerife, where there are 361.

Taking into account the data reported by the department of the regional Executive last Friday, October 8, the incidence in both temporary spaces has decreased significantly, since, at that time, the corresponding to the last seven days was 18, 47 cases –2.25 points more– and that of the last 14 in 45.82 –11.12 points more–.

So far, professionals have performed 2,191,714 diagnostic tests in the community, of which 5,012 were performed during the day on Thursday –426 more than on Wednesday–. Of the total, 126,228 – 5.76% – have shown a positive result in the infection. In the last week, 24,709 positive samples have been quantified, which translates into 2.1%.


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