March 8, 2021

The number of active cases falls by 5% in the Archipelago during the last seven days

The Canary Islands, in seven days, has registered a decrease of 5% in active cases. On January 26, the figure reached 8,121 infected people and yesterday the data stood at 7,782 – the low number since January 14, the day in which 7,743 were counted. This fall, however, does not portray an exponential downturn in Gran Canaria, which in the last week has accumulated 1,010 infections – 86% located in its capital.

In absolute figures, the Archipelago once again exceeded 200 new cases in the last 24 hours –213, specifically–. Of this total, 60% (123) were concentrated in Gran Canaria, which has already accumulated two and a half weeks at level 3 of restriction measures.

The total accumulated cases in the Canary Islands yesterday was 35,909 with 7,782 active, of which 71 are admitted to the ICU and 347 remain hospitalized. In addition, Health reported that in the last hours three deaths were reported, one in Tenerife, another in Gran Canaria and another in Lanzarote – two women, one 62 and the other 98, and a 68-year-old man.

The cumulative incidence at seven days in the Canary Islands stands at 86.84 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and at 14 days at 179.81 cases per 100,000 inhabitants –both data, the best among the autonomous communities–.

45 cases in Tenerife

By islands, Tenerife added 45 cases yesterday with a total of 15,581 accumulated cases and 3,094 epidemiologically active cases; Lanzarote presented 32 new cases with 3,706 accumulated and 930 epidemiologically active; Fuerteventura reported 1,426 accumulated cases with six more cases than the previous day and 131 active.

La Palma accumulated two new cases to have 336 accumulated and five active cases; La Gomera also did not register new cases, remaining free of covid-19 in the 207 accumulated. For its part, El Hierro registered five new cases, placing its accumulated at 157 and 28 assets.

Until yesterday, a total of 795-262 PCR tests had been carried out in the Islands, of which 3,304 correspond to Monday.

In the vaccination campaign, the Canary Islands is one of the most productive autonomous regions. It has used 103.3% of the doses received. Along with the Islands, the regions that have advanced the calendar the most are Melilla (107.7%), followed by Castilla-La Mancha (105.0%), Castilla y León (102.0%) and Comunidad Valenciana (101, 5%). Below the national average of 94.6% are the Basque Country (78.3%), Madrid (85.7%), the Balearic Islands (85.9%) and Cantabria (89.1%).

By global number of doses administered, the most populated communities top the list, starting with Andalusia (313,286) and followed by Catalonia (261,562) and Madrid (199,495).

Regarding people with the complete guideline, Andalusia is also ahead (90,764), followed by Catalonia (69,431).


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