The Canary Islands launch the daily data blackout with 2,000 new infections and rising income

The Canary Islands launch the daily data blackout with 2,000 new infections and rising income

Archive image of a health worker taking a sample for a PCR at the Arrecife autocovid, in Lanzarote. / C7

In Canarian public hospitals there are 286 covid patients on the ward, 56 more than four days ago, and 46 in the ICU, compared to 41 last Friday

Carmen Delia Aranda

report promptly of the new cases of coronavirus for a year, three months and six days, the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands yesterday gave its
last daily part of the evolution of covid in the archipelago which, from now on, will only be updated on Tuesdays and Fridays.

This news blackout occurs when
the subvariant of omicron BA.2 has been found in 75% of the cases studied on the islands, after several days with the
COVID hospitalizations on the rise and after registering yesterday
more than 2,000 infectionsa figure that was last exceeded on March 4.


  • Active hospitalized
    There are 37 positive people in the ICU, seven more than on Friday, and 292 on the ward, six more than that day

  • daily earnings
    On Monday, 39 people were admitted to island hospitals for covid, the highest number since February 17

  • Transmission
    The decrease in infections has stagnated and since Saturday the seven-day incidence has risen 10 points

  • Deaths
    In the last seven days, 15 people have died with covid on the islands, three more than in the previous period

Specifically, according to the portal for monitoring the coronavirus crisis, yesterday it was reported
the death of two infected people in Tenerife of 63 and 84 years, which raise the number of fatalities of the virus in the Canary Islands to 1,607, and another 2,049 infections; 1,109 in Tenerife, 669 in Gran Canaria, 39 in Lanzarote, 51 in Fuerteventura, 120 in La Palma, 55 in La Gomera and six in El Hierro.

With the new diagnoses, there are already 312,479 confirmed cases on the islands since the start of the pandemic. Of these, 13,138 correspond to people who have the virus in progress; 12,809 exceed it at home, while
37 people with active infection are admitted to the ICU, seven more than last Friday, and another 292 hospitalized on the ward, six more than on March 11.

daily revenues have maintained an upward trend In recent days and on Monday, the covid forced 39 people to be hospitalized, a figure that had not been reached since February 17.

Thus, according to
the healthcare capacity website of the Government of the Canary Islands, on Monday in the public hospitals of the Canary Islands there was
286 covid patients -data that includes people who have tested negative for the infection-, this would mean
50 more than last Friday. Also in recent days, the number of people in the ICU due to covid and its aftermath has risen, amounting to 46 compared to 41 on Friday.

What's more,
the decline in infections has stalled and, since Saturday, the seven-day cumulative incidence is experiencing a slight rise, going from 410 cases per 100,000 inhabitants registered on March 12 to 421 points yesterday. A slight increase that has not yet been appreciated in the incidence at 14 days, which yesterday stood at 847 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The seven-day infection rate in the Canary Islands doubles the national averagelocated at 203 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and the archipelago is the third community with this highest parameter, after Extremadura (455) and Galicia (446).

The drop in the number of deaths from covid in the archipelago has also slowed down and, according to
the latest report from the Ministry of Health,
in the last seven days the islands have registered 15 deathscompared to 13 the previous week.

On the other hand,
Canarias continues to be the community with the highest rate of hospital occupancy by covid patientswith 15.4 beds for people with the infection per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to the national average of 10.3 hospital beds per 100,000 inhabitants.

news blackout in the notification of the daily data of coronavirus infections is adjusted to the change
agreed within the Interterritorial Council of the National Health Systemwhich agreed to report on the evolution of the pandemic on Tuesdays and Fridays.

This decision comes in a period of
widespread de-escalation of anticovid measures in Spain and in Europe, where
transmission of the virus is beginning to experience an uptick.

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