New day with more than 2,000 infections in the Islandswhich register a rebound in new cases while hospital pressure continues to drop. The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands This Wednesday, it has notified 2,176 new infections and four deaths in the last hours. The number of active cases on the islands is 17,412 (+1,006) after the 1,166 new discharges.
In the last few hours, the death of four people between 77 and 92 years old. Of the total deaths, two were registered in Gran Canaria, one in Tenerife and another in La Palma. All had previous pathologies and were hospitalized.
The situation in Canarian hospitals continues to improve. Currently there 352 people admitted with Covid, of which 307 (-17) are in the hospital ward and 45 (-4) in the ICU.
for islands, Tenerife today adds 821 cases with a total of 130,305 accumulated cases and 6,902 epidemiologically active cases; Gran Canaria it has 105,852 accumulated cases, 1,030 more than the previous day and 8,272 active. Lanzarote adds 129 new cases with 19,519 accumulated and 389 epidemiologically active; Fuerteventura it has 14,351 accumulated cases, with 126 new cases and 1,382 active ones. La Palma adds 56 new positives, so it has 9,497 accumulated and 363 active. El Hierro adds a new case, so it has 1,731 accumulated and its assets are 20 and La Gomera adds 13 more new positives, so its accumulated are 1,712 and it has 84 active cases.
The Accumulated Incidence at 7 days in the Canary Islands stands at 354.97 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and at 14 days at 610.91 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. To date, a total of 3,234,414 diagnostic tests have been carried out on the Islands, of which 7,406 correspond to yesterday.
Update of data in the Epidemiological registry system
The General Directorate of Public Health is carrying out an update in the ReVeca registry system, of diagnostic tests by self-test, whose positive result had been registered in the clinical history information systems but were not fully updated in the Epidemiology computer network . Given the high level of transmissibility recorded at the beginning of January, the Ministry of Health admitted positive self-tests as a valid test for the diagnosis of COVID-19. As they were not authorized until then, the positive self-tests could not be registered directly in the computer system that existed until now, which has caused a delay in their notification.
During this week, the database will continue to be updated with the positive cases detected by self-test pending notification, which will affect both the total number of tests carried out and the accumulated cases and the assets that are pending epidemiological discharge, without interfering in the risk levels of the islands as most of them are already closed cases.