Tenerife drops to alert level 1 due to covid and Fuerteventura remains the only island in 2

Archive - People with masks walking along Teobaldo Power street, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Archive – People with masks walking along Teobaldo Power street, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has agreed that the island of Tenerife drops to alert level 1 at the epidemiological traffic light as a result of the favorable evolution of the health indicators of the pandemic. This change will take place at 00:00 this Friday after the update of the well-known traffic light on the website of the Ministry.

The rest of the islands remain in the same situation: Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, at alert level 1, and Fuerteventura, at level 2.

The Ministry has updated the health alert levels after the corresponding report from the General Directorate of Public Health, which shows a 22% decrease in the daily average of COVID-19 cases reported in the Canary Islands during the last week, as well as a decreasing trend in the last fifteen days.

Regarding the epidemiological situation of Tenerife, the incidence indicators and the percentage of positive diagnostic tests (PDIA) in the last two weeks are at low risk levels and there is also evidence of a decrease in the occupation of hospital beds by patients with coronavirus, currently at very low risk, which has allowed the epidemiological alert on this island to be lowered from 2 to 1.

The maintenance of the island of Fuerteventura at level 2 is justified because it needs to consolidate the decrease in its transmission indicators, the percentage of positive PDIA and traceability, for which at least one more week must elapse.

The weekly report of the General Directorate of Public Health reflects that between September 29 and October 5, 446 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Canary Islands, which represents a decrease of 22% in the daily average compared to the week previous. This decrease has occurred in a similar way in the whole of the Islands.

The AI7d in the Autonomous Community as a whole has decreased by 8.2%, in accordance with the decrease in the number of cases. In general, the trend of the last fifteen days is decreasing and the daily average of the IA14d rate has also decreased in all the Islands and, therefore, for the Autonomous Community as a whole, with a fall of 12%.

This favorable evolution places the Canary Islands below the country’s average in both IAs, which is in seventh position in the national ranking. The Accumulated Incidence at 7 days in the Canary Islands stands at 20.50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and at 14 days, at 46.97 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 cases in the last week is 3.9 times higher in the population that has not received any dose of vaccine compared to the rate in the population that has received the full regimen.


Regarding the healthcare pressure indicators, it should be noted that the number of conventional beds occupied by COVID-19 patients has decreased by around 28.3% compared to the previous week, with an average of 91 beds occupied each day. In all the islands, the percentage of occupancy is at a very low risk level, while the number of occupied ICU beds continues and consolidates the decline that began six weeks ago.

The median age of all people hospitalized for COVID-19 in the last 14 days is 52 and a half years, with a decrease of 19.5 years compared to the previous evaluation.


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