February 25, 2021

The Archipelago exceeds half a thousand deaths associated with the virus

The Covid area of ​​the Doctor Negrín University Hospital of Gran Canaria.  |  |  ANDRES CRUZ

The Covid area of ​​the Doctor Negrín University Hospital of Gran Canaria. | | ANDRES CRUZ

The Canary Islands already exceed half a thousand deaths associated with the complications of Covid-19. And it is that during the Sunday day, the Archipelago regretted nine deaths, which brings the count of deaths registered since the beginning of the pandemic to 504. The new deaths, four in Tenerife, three in Gran Canaria and two in Lanzarote, correspond to six men and three women aged between 75 and 89 years. It should be noted that one of the deaths that occurred on the island hutch has not yet been incorporated into its statistics and will do so in the coming days.

Likewise, as reported by the Regional Executive Health Council, three of the deaths that took place in Tenerife are linked to outbreaks registered at the Nuestra Señora de Candelaria University Hospital and at the Mirador de Ifara and Cataleya residences.

This is one of the highest daily death figures in the Islands, but it is not the first time that this figure has been reached. In fact, on March 26 and September 26 of last year the count was equal. A reality that was repeated 20 days ago, on January 5. This number has only been exceeded during the first wave of the pandemic. Specifically, on March 27, when the community verified a dozen deaths in 24 hours.

Based on the latest data managed by the health administration, the Archipelago added 274 detections of the pathogen yesterday, so the general count already reaches 33,497.

By islands, Tenerife continues to be the one that accumulates the most cases and, after adding 57 infections, adds a total of 15,148, of which 4,423 are active; It is followed by Gran Canaria, which yesterday added 126 clinical pictures, 46% of the total in the region, and already has 13,228 accumulated and 2,892 patients pending their evolution; Lanzarote, with 3,085 verifications since the beginning of the health crisis –79 more– and 1,067 ongoing infections; and Fuerteventura, which added eight frames since the last balance sheet and accumulated 1,360, 247 of them active.

The island surpasses Tenerife in patients admitted to critical areas

For its part, La Palma confirmed two new positive diagnoses in the condition that bring its count of accumulated to 333, but they keep the asset count unchanged because they are pending the validation of the medical discharge. As clarified by the Department, these patients have noted a positive result in both the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test and the IgG immunoglobulin variable, which may indicate that the infection has already remitted.

Finally, La Gomera managed to keep its statistics unchanged and has 208 accumulated and an active picture, while El Hierro found two cases and places its accumulated at 130, with 15 patients who are still suffering from the pathology.

So far, 24,329 people have managed to win the battle against Covid-19. However, this numerical data has not experienced a significant variation compared to the previous day, which was set at 24,314, which shows that only 15 registrations were issued in the last 24 hours.

Right now, there are 377 patients suffering from the disease in hospitals on the Islands, of which 317 remain in Covid plants and 60 in intensive care units (ucis). Most are concentrated in health centers in Tenerife and Gran Canaria. The first island has 165 patients on the ward and 24 in critical areas, while the second has 114 people in the first space and 25 in intensive care.

Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 762,707 PCR tests have been performed

As of Sunday, a total of 762,707 PCR tests had been performed in the community. Only in the course of last Saturday 3,946 were practiced among the population.

98.8% of vaccines administered

The Canary Islands have already administered 98.8% of the 53,530 vaccines against Covid-19 received to date. This was announced yesterday by the Regional Government Health Department, which also assured that another shipment will arrive today with 15,250 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, while another plane will land on Wednesday with 1,900 of Moderna’s. These new remittances will allow to continue with the planning of the planned campaign from the beginning. 100% coverage has already been achieved in group 1 -household users and workers-, with 17,723 doses used; and 82.13% in group 2 -health workers who fight on the front line-, which translates into 30,240 inoculated professionals. It should be noted that 4,504 people have already received the second dose in the Islands. In fact, yesterday the vaccination continued and, during the day, 384 injections were administered. The Canarian Executive department also guaranteed that today a new screening will begin at the CEIP Valverde, in El Hierro, as a new contagion related to the outbreak with school branching has already been reported. Regarding the screening of residents in the Aitana del Río community, in Fuerteventura, only one active case has been reported among 181 people. | YM


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