One in four deaths from covid on the Islands have occurred in 2022



One of every four deaths that have occurred due to covid in the Islands during the pandemic have been registered this year, that is, in just a month and a half. The Canary Islands have registered 409 deaths in this time, of which 278 occurred in January and 131 so far in February. Both months have marked a record of deaths never seen before in a similar period in the Islands.

In fact, this figure is already close to exceeding the deaths from covid that the Ministry of Health reported in 2020: a total of 439. In 2021, the number of deaths reported on the Islands rose to 733, the month with the most deaths being January (116) followed by August (112). Despite the data, the mortality curve in the Canary Islands is descending.

Tenerife.

The epidemiological indicators of this capital island correspond to a level 4. The occupation of the ICU and the incidences in the general population are at high risk; plant occupation is at medium risk and incidence and positivity in the elderly are at very high risk. The island registered 478 new cases yesterday, consolidating the decline in its curve. In the week it has accumulated 2,756 positives, which represents a reduction of 6%. The island's hospitals have 265 people admitted, 25 occupy a critical bed. Since yesterday, the restrictions on the island are in accordance with those of a level 2, which means the closing of the premises at 03:00 a.m., meetings of 8 people and 50% interiors.

Gran Canaria.

The public health indicators of this island correspond to level 4. The occupation of the ICU and the ward are at high risk and the incidents are at very high risk. The island registered 470 new cases of coronavirus yesterday, which also consolidates the decline in its curve. In the week it has accumulated 2,670 positives, which represents a reduction of 11% compared to the previous 7 days. The island hospitals have a lower saturation, of 218 patients, but with greater pressure in the ICU, where 30 people are. The peak of hospitalizations occurred on February 1 and since then the pressure has been reduced by 30%. Since yesterday, the restrictions on the island are in accordance with those of a level 2, which means the closing of the premises at 03:00 a.m., meetings of a maximum of 8 people and 50% indoors.

Lancelot.

It is the only island that falls under epidemiological level 2, given that its hospitals lack risk and it has been the first to lower its positivity of the tests below 10%. Lanzarote added 55 new cases yesterday, which represents a reduction of its curve of 7%. For two days, Lanzarote hospitals have been free of covid. Since yesterday, the closing of the premises on the island has been established at 04:00, meetings with a maximum of 12 people and indoor capacity at 75%.

Fuerteventura.

It is the island that has been at level 3 the longest, as its indicators began to worsen before the rest of the islands in this sixth wave. It is the only one in which a clear decrease in its epidemic curve is not perceived. Yesterday, it registered 95 new cases and in the week the cases rise to 499. This represents an increase of 3% in its incidence. The island has four people occupying a hospital bed, therefore, occupancy indicators are at low risk. Since yesterday, the closing of the premises on the island has been established at 04:00, meetings with a maximum of 12 people and indoor capacity at 75%.

La Palma.

The island falls under a level 3 risk. Its incidence indicators are at very high risk and plant occupancy at medium risk. The island accumulated 50 more cases yesterday, which means 317 weekly, 27% less than in the previous 7 days. Hospitals house five inpatients, three more than the day before. Since yesterday, the closing of the premises on the island has been established at 04:00, meetings with a maximum of 12 people and indoor capacity at 75%.

El Hierro.

This island has indicators corresponding to level 3. In its epidemiological report, the occupation of covid in the plant is at medium risk, but the rest of the indicators are at very high risk levels. The island added 8 new cases yesterday, which corresponds to 186 weekly positives, 33% less than the previous seven days. El Hierro hospitals are free of covid. Since yesterday, the closing of the premises on the island has been established at 04:00, meetings with a maximum of 12 people and indoor capacity at 75%.

La Gomera.

This island is at level 3. Its incidence and positivity indicators are at very high risk, and its hospitalization indicators are at zero risk. The island, which has been the best stop of all during the sixth wave, yesterday added 4 new cases, which corresponds to 47 weekly positives, 41% less. The hospitals of La Gomera only have one admitted patient. Since yesterday, the closing of the premises on the island is established at 04:00, meetings of 12 people and interior capacity at 75%.



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