The covid rebounds in the Canary Islands, which is already the second community with the highest incidence

Only Madrid has a worse epidemic situation. The accumulated infection rate has grown 50 points in the last three days

Carmen Delia Aranda

The pandemic has entrenched itself in the Canary Islands and, since April, the infection rate among those over 60 years of age - the only group for which data is available - has ranged between 300 and 450 cases accumulated in seven days per 100,000 inhabitants.

This Friday, the seven-day cumulative incidence in the archipelago grew 50 points in 72 hoursstanding at 443.9 infections per 100,000 inhabitants over 60 years of age and once again approaching the maximum level recorded during this "flu" phase of the epidemic.

This sharp rise in the spread of the virus places the Canary Islands as the second community with the highest cumulative incidence in seven daysonly behind Madrid, with 486.2 cases in people over 60 years of age per 100,000 inhabitants.

The increase in the transmission of the virus on the islands was also seen in the
number of diagnosed infections in the last three days, which amounted to 1,362 new infections in people over 60 years of age.

New infections

After the 1,682 detected in four days and reported on Tuesday, April 19, yesterday's was
the second highest number of infections reported by Health since Aprilwhen the covid control strategy was modified and cases in those under 60 years of age were no longer counted.

Since April 1, 20,182 people over the age of 60 have contracted the virus on the islands, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, which puts a total of 68,915 people in this age range who have infected since the start of the pandemic.

29% of all coronavirus infections registered in the Canary Islands over 60 years of age have occurred in the last two and a half months.

Six other infected people die in Gran Canaria and Tenerife

The covid once again showed its cruelest face and in the last three days it has claimed the lives of six people between 70 and 93 years old in the Canary Islands; four in Gran Canaria and two in Tenerife, as reported by the Ministry of Health through a statement.

With these new victims, there are already 1,780 people who have died with the infection in the archipelago since the start of the pandemic, according to data collected in the latest report released by the Ministry of Health.

The healthcare pressure caused by covid remains stable in Canarian hospitals and, until yesterday, there were 12 people admitted to intensive care units and another 218 on the ward, nine fewer than last Tuesday.

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