Tenerife drops to level 1 health alert due to covid-19

Photo: Juan Carlos Alonso / Video: Afi press

Gran Canaria remains at level 2, with medium risk, and the rest of the islands at level 1, low risk

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

Ministry of Health updated this Thursday the health alert levels after the epidemiological report of the General Directorate of Public Health, carried out in accordance with the new criteria of the Surveillance and Control Strategy for covid-19 after the acute phase of the Pandemic, based on the indicators of use of healthcare services.

According to this report,
Tenerife falls to level 1 given the improvement in their care indicators and the rest of the islands continue at the same level at which they were:
Gran Canaria at level 2, or medium risk, and Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro at level 1.

The indicators of the use of health services, referring to the occupation of beds, are fundamentally those that mark the severity caused by covid-19, and those that are taken into consideration to determine the level of health risk. In this way, five alert levels are established (from 0 to 4) that assess whether the situation is Controlled Traffic, which would be the lowest, or low, medium, high or very high risk.

Favorable evolution of healthcare indicators

Care indicators maintain a favorable evolution and the daily average of conventional hospital beds occupied by covid-19 patients
decreases 15.7%. In risk level in percentage of occupancy of conventional beds
is low or in controlled circulation for all islandsexcept
Gran Canaria and La Palma, which are at a medium risk level.

The number of occupied ICU beds remains stable compared to the previous evaluation and the percentage of occupancy stands at
3%, controlled circulation in the whole of the Autonomous Community and in all the islands.

The occupancy rate of ICU beds per 100,000 inhabitants remains at
0.7 ICU beds used per 100,000 inhabitants, in the last two weeks, in controlled circulation. Gran Canaria is at a low irrigation level for this indicator and the rest of the islands remain at a controlled circulation level.

Incidence in people older than 60 years

In the Autonomous Community as a whole, the Accumulated Incidence rate at seven days for people over 60 years of age
rises 7% with compared to the previous week. All the islands are at medium risk, like the Community as a whole, except El Hierro remains at high risk, although this criterion is not enough to change the risk assessment on this island.

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