The islands continue without changes in levels

The islands continue without changes in levels

Juan Carlos Alonso

Gran Canaria continues at level 2 or medium risk, and the rest of the islands at level 1

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

Ministry of Health today updated 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 the indicators of use of healthcare services.

According to this report,
all islands remain at the same level of alert in which they were: Gran Canaria continues at level 2 or medium risk, and the rest of the islands at level 1.

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 Controlled Traffic, which would be the lowest, or low, medium, high or very high risk.

Healthcare indicators

The assistance indicators maintain a
favorable evolution and the daily average of conventional hospital beds occupied by covid-19 patients remains stable. The level of risk in percentage of occupancy of conventional beds is low or in controlled circulation for all the islands, except G
ran Canaria and El Hierro that are at the medium risk level.

The number of occupied ICU beds increases slightly compared to the previous evaluation and the occupancy percentage is 3.6 percent, controlled circulation in the whole of the Autonomous Community and in all the islands.

The occupancy rate of ICU beds per 100,000 inhabitants amounts to
0.83 ICU beds occupied by 100,000 inhabitants and all the islands are in controlled circulation, except for Gran Canaria and La Gomera, which are at a low risk level.

In the Autonomous Community as a whole, the Accumulated Incidence rate at seven days for people over 60 years of age
down 16 percent from the previous week. Most of the islands are at medium risk, like the Community as a whole, except for La Palma and La Gomera, which are at low risk, and El Hierro remains at high risk.

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