The incidence of covid exceeds a thousand cases in the Canary Islands, the maximum since the flu

Archive image of the Gran Canaria Primary Care tracker team that operates from Infecar. / ARCADIO SUAREZ

The Canary Islands register 2,925 infections in people over 60 years of age since Friday and add ten deaths. The epicenter of the pandemic is located in Gran Canaria

The coronavirus is once again circulating strongly among the Canarian population. This rebound has been reflected in the population over 60 years of age which, from last Friday to this Tuesday, has added
2,925 contagionsthe highest number of infections recorded since April when the covid surveillance strategy was changed to make way for the new flu phase of the pandemic.

This Tuesday the
cumulative incidence in people over 60 years of age, the only sector of the population subject to epidemic surveillance,
shot up 200 points in the Canary Islands; reaching 1,001.6 infections accumulated in 14 days and 553, in seven days.

In the middle of the carnival celebrations and at the gates of the summer festivals, the Canary Islands are positioned as the
second Spanish community with the highest cumulative incidence at 14 days in those over 60 years of age, only behind Madrid, which accounts for 1,106 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

After the acute phase of the pandemic, these indicators had not exceeded 887 cases at 14 days and 450 at seven, reached at the end of May on the islands.

In any case, the data on the circulation of the virus are merely indicative, since the population over 60 years of age has not been the one that has been most exposed to the coronavirus during the rest of the pandemic. Thus, until March 29, of the 333,243 infections registered in the archipelago, only 14.4% corresponded to people of this age group.

Since April 1, there have been counted
24,766 infections in people over 60 years of age33% of the total infections registered in these ages since the start of the pandemic.

Also during this period the trickle of deaths has not stopped. Health reported the
death of another ten infected people in the last four days; seven in Gran Canaria and three in Tenerife. All deceased people, aged between 65 and 99 years, suffered from previous pathologies, indicated from the Ministry of Health through a statement.

With these new victims, there are already 1,807 people who have died with the virus on the islands,
according to the count of the Ministry of Health. Of these, 174 have died since April.

Healthcare pressure grows

Another worrying fact is the
increase in hospitalized people for the covid. In the last four days, the number of people admitted with the virus has increased by 45 and there are already 287 treated in the archipelago's health centers.

Pressure has also grown in intensive care units, which until last Friday cared for 13 people with the infection compared to 20 this Tuesday.

Island Transmission

Gran Canaria It is the epicenter of this rebound in the pandemic in the archipelago.

According to the latest epidemiological report from Public Health, the island registered this Tuesday a seven-day cumulative incidence in people over 60 years of 666.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and 1,281.5 points at 14 days.

Gran Canaria is the only island where healthcare pressure from covid is at medium risk, with 7.1% of hospital beds occupied by covid patients.

The second island where the virus is circulating more is
Fuerteventurawith cumulative incidences at fourteen and seven days of 995.7 and 510.36 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

In
Tenerife the indicators related to those over 60 years of age stood yesterday at 942.82 cases accumulated at 14 days and at 488.34 at seven. In the same line as
Lanzarotewith 865.83 infections accumulated in the last seven days and with 482.19 in seven.

Infections have also experienced a rebound in
La Gomerawhich this Tuesday presented a seven-day incidence of 577.13 cases and from 873.5 to fourteen.

The best situation is presented
The Palm Y
The ironwith seven-day incidences of 261.9 and 271 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively.

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