The high level of infectivity of the variant omicron of Covid-19 has skyrocketed the incidence of cases, placing the ability to tracking of infections in the Islands. Of the 88 Canarian municipalities, 73 -83%-, are at very high risk in traceability -contact tracking of a positive-, and the vast majority of these with values below 10%. Currently, there are only three Covid-free municipalities in the Archipelago -Barlovento and Punta Llana in La Palma-.
According to data published yesterday by the Ministry of Health of Canary Islands Government, yesterday 1,109 new coronavirus infections were reported, which brings the number of positives diagnosed during the pandemic in the Islands to 245,130. Of these, 97,466 cases are active, of which 711 are hospitalized -0.7%-, 91 in the ICU and 620 on the ward.
In_Gran_Canaria, the Insular-Mother-Child Hospital Complex has raised the number of floors with a Covid area to seven, due to the increase in healthcare pressure. According to the latest published data, in conventional beds there are 190 positive patients, 35 in quarantine, 21 negative and one pending validation as it is considered high suspicion; while in the IMU there are 27 positives and 3 negatives. Likewise, there are currently 33 positive patients in home hospitalization. In the week of January 10 to 16, 1,484 people were treated for Covid-19 in the Emergency Service of the aforementioned hospital complex.
However, it is Primary_Care that bears the greatest burden of care in the sixth wave of the pandemic. Of the 97,466 positive patients currently diagnosed, 99% - a total of 96,755 - are isolated at home with mild or asymptomatic infection.
Of the 97,466 positive patients currently diagnosed on the islands, 99% - a total of 96,755 - are isolated at home with mild or asymptomatic symptoms.
The number of fatalities from the pandemic on the Islands also continues to rise, amounting to 1,340, after adding yesterday the death of five people between the ages of 50 and 97, three women and two men, two in Tenerife, two in Gran Canaria and one in La Palma. All had previous pathologies and were hospitalized. In the current month of January, 200 deaths have been reported, compared to 114 in the same month of 2021.
Gran_Canaria is the island with the highest number of positives recorded yesterday, 664 more than the previous day, bringing the number of active cases to 39,145. Tenerife follows with 284 more cases, although it leads the number of active cases with 45,053. Lanzarote added 87 cases and 5,835 epidemiologically active; Fuerteventura, with 45 new cases, has 5,665 active cases; La Palma registered nine positives and 1,331 assets; La Gomera, with five new cases, its assets are 130; and El Hierro added 16 infections and 307 active cases.
Medical discharges exceeded new infections yesterday, after registering 146,324 -59.6% of total infections-, which is 1,329 more than the previous day.
positivity goes down
Of the 97,466 positive patients currently diagnosed on the islands, 99% - a total of 96,755 - are isolated at home with mild or asymptomatic symptoms. In a week, the positivity rate of Covid diagnostic tests has dropped. In seven days, 69,208 tests have been carried out, of which 23,835 (34.4%) were positive; while the previous Monday said percentage exceeded 41%. The cumulative incidence at 7 days stands at 909.58 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and at 14 days at 2,518.51 cases. | MJH