Almost seven out of ten hospitalized for coronavirus in the ICUs of the Canary Islands they are not vaccinated against Covid-19. The increase in hospitalizations in recent weeks on the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, as well as the increase in positive cases that are known daily and the increase in the cumulative incidence to 7 and 14 days, are three of the central elements that have led the Government of the Canary Islands to make the decision to upgrade to health alert level 2 for both Islands.
The change of level in Tenerife and Gran Canaria It comes into effect at 00:00 next Monday day 13, being subject to periodic revaluations, even before the date indicated if necessary.
Specific, 65.2% of the people admitted to critical care units diagnosed during the last 2 weeks had not received the complete vaccination schedule. 71.5% of people admitted for coronavirus and diagnosed in the last 14 days had no previous pathologies, this percentage increases in unvaccinated patients in whom 77.8% had no other known pathologies.
Occupation of hospital beds
The daily average of occupied conventional hospital beds During the last week by Covid-19 patients, it increased 46.2% compared to the previous week, with an average of 253 beds occupied. In most of the islands, the percentage of occupation is at a low risk level, except in Gran Canaria, which is at medium risk, and Lanzarote and El Hierro, which are at very low risk.
The number of ICU beds occupied maintains the upward trend that began four weeks ago, increasing by 40% compared to the previous evaluation. In the Autonomous Community as a whole, it has gone from an average of 35 ICU beds occupied two weeks ago to 49 in the last week, with an occupancy percentage of 9.9% and low risk. Most of the islands continue to have a controlled circulation level in ICU bed occupancy, except for Gran Canaria, which is at medium risk.
The median age of the total people hospitalized for Covid-19 in the last 14 days it is 68 years.
According to the latest data updated this Friday, there are 46 people admitted to an ICU for coronavirus, while 242 are infected in the hospital ward.
Entered by Islands
In Tenerife There are 18 people hospitalized in the ICU and 144 in the hospital ward. In Gran canaria There are 25 admitted to the ICU and 89 to the ward. In Lanzarote there are 3 patients on the floor. In Fuerteventura There are 3 patients in the ICU and 1 in the hospital ward. In La Palma there are three people hospitalized on the floor. In La Gomera there are two patients on the floor, while on El Hierro there are no people hospitalized for coronavirus.
Cumulative incidence in unvaccinated
The cumulative incidence rate of Covid-19 cases in the last week is 2.42 times higher in the population that has not received any dose of vaccine with respect to the rate in the population that has received the complete regimen.
Refering to cumulative incidence at 7 days (IA7), All the islands are at a medium risk level, except Fuerteventura, which is at a very high risk level, while El Hierro remains at a controlled circulation level. IA7 is at high or very high risk on all the islands, except La Palma and La Gomera, which are at medium risk.
Regarding the iaccumulated incidence at 14 days (IA14) increases in all islands and it remains at high risk on the islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, while La Gomera and La Palma are at medium risk and El Hierro is in controlled circulation.
Increase in cases in the last week
Between December 2 and 8, they were notified 2,516 new cases of Covid-19, which represents an increase of around 17.5% in the daily average of new cases compared to the previous week, in which 2,141 cases were registered. To the cases mentioned above and included in the report, we must add those notified this Thursday and Friday, data that are subsequent to the preparation of the epidemiological report of the General Directorate of Public Health, with data consolidated as of the 9th. 512 cases were reported and today, another 507, so the cases of Covid-19 reported from last December 2 until today rise to a total of 3,535.