In the ICU bed occupancy rate, all the islands are in controlled circulation, except Gran Canaria, which continues at a medium risk level
The Ministry of Health has 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 indicators of use of healthcare services.
According to this report, all islands remain at the same alert level as they were:
Gran Canaria continues at level 3 or high risk;
Tenerife, La Palma and El Hierro at level 2 or medium risk; Y
Lanzarote (where epidemiologically La Graciosa is included),
Fuerteventura and La Gomera at level 1, or low risk.
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 one of controlled circulation, which would be the lowest, or low, medium, high or very high risk.
In the Autonomous Community as a whole, the daily average of conventional hospital beds occupied by covid-19 patients decreased by 6.6 percent. The level of risk in percentage of occupancy of conventional beds remains at a medium level for the Canary Islands. El Hierro oscillates between a high and very high risk level, and Gran Canaria remains at a high risk level. Tenerife, La Gomera and La Palma remain at a medium risk level, and Fuerteventura and Lanzarote oscillate between a low risk level and controlled circulation.
ICU bed occupancy trend
The number of ICU beds occupied is 31 beds on average in the last week and the percentage of occupancy stands at 5.4 percent, remaining at a low risk level in the Autonomous Community as a whole, although all the islands are in controlled circulation for this indicator, except for Gran Canaria, which is at a low risk level.
The occupancy rate of ICU beds per 100,000 inhabitants stands at 1.33 ICU beds occupied per 100,000 inhabitants and all the islands are in controlled circulation, except for Gran Canaria, which continues to be at a medium risk level, and Tenerife, which remains at risk. bass.
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 begins to decrease, with a decrease of 36 percent compared to the previous week. In this sense, all the islands register decreases and remain at medium risk, like the community as a whole.