The residences meet the fourth month without deaths associated with the virus
In addition, last week, the Canary Islands were once again among the communities that have not counted a single contagion of coronavirus in homes for the elderly, which is due to the success of the immunization process of the so-called "Group 1" vaccine, corresponding to users and professionals of these centers, who make up the most vulnerable segment of the population.
Since the beginning of the pandemic last March 2020, a total of 29,628 users of nursing homes in Spain have died from complications associated with the coronavirus, according to the data available until June 6 and compiled by the ministries of Social Rights, Health and Science and Innovation, which are still provisional.
All in all, the Canary Islands have always been among the communities that register the least impact of the virus in residences, although 80 deaths have been regretted in social health centers on the islands during the course of the pandemic, which still remains a of the lowest figures of the whole of the national territory.
Gran Canaria inaugurates two new mass vaccination points this week
Likewise, on December 24, 2020, three days before Spain began the vaccination plan against the coronavirus to immunize its population, residences for the elderly in the Archipelago added 270 confirmed infections -187 corresponding to users of the center and 83 to workers -. Since then, the number of infections has not stopped decreasing and, last March of this year, the Government of the Canary Islands finally published in the BOC a joint order in which the regime of visits and exits of these centers is made more flexible. .
Likewise, with regard to immunizations, the Canary Islands continues to make successful progress in its vaccination campaign and, until this last weekend, 487,988 people had been immunized, which translates into 26% of the target population (1,871 .033 people) from the Canary Islands who have completed their vaccination regimen with the two doses. In addition, the Archipelago already has a total of 918,896 people who have received at least one dose of the vaccine, which makes up 49.11% of the target population.
In this regard, it should also be remembered that this week two new mass vaccination points are activated in Gran Canaria, located in the Juan Carlos I Hospital and in the fighting ground of the La Presa sports complex, in Pedro Hidalgo, which are added to the points located in Pavilion VII of Infecar -which since last week has doubled its vaccination capacity with the incorporation of a dozen booths-, ExpoMeloneras, Vecindario, Guía, Gáldar and the two university hospitals on the islands.
On the other hand, the Canary Islands notified 114 new coronavirus infections yesterday, which increases the total balance of accumulated cases in the Archipelago to 57,937. Currently, the islands have 1,738 active cases, of which 28 are admitted to the ICU and 186 remain hospitalized.
In addition, yesterday two deaths were reported in the Canary Islands: one in Tenerife and another of a 63-year-old man linked to a labor outbreak on a ship in shipyards in Gran Canaria, which is awaiting validation by sequencing of the variant of the strain. .
Regarding infections by islands, Tenerife continues to lead the number of daily infections in the entire Archipelago and yesterday registered 82 new cases, which translates into a total of 25,704 accumulated cases and 1,134 epidemiologically active cases. It is followed by Gran Canaria, with a downward trend, which recorded 12 new coronavirus infections yesterday, with 380 assets and 22,966 accumulated cases.
The Canary Islands yesterday regretted two new deaths associated with the coronavirus
Next, Lanzarote adds three new cases, with 5,642 accumulated and 105 active, and together with Tenerife and La Graciosa, it is at level 2 of health alert. The rest of the islands remain at level 1, like Fuerteventura, with 2,438 accumulated cases, 12 new infections yesterday and 103 active. La Palma added two new cases and has 573 accumulated and eight active cases; El Hierro, with no new cases, maintains its accumulated at 371 and no assets; and La Gomera adds two new cases, with 241 accumulated and seven active. In the cases by islands, one must be incorporated without referencing.
Likewise, the Accumulated Incidence (AI) at seven days in the Canary Islands stands at 40.95 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and at 14 days at 75.51 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. And as of yesterday, Sunday, a total of 1,168,712 PCR tests have been carried out in the Islands, of which 2,225 correspond to yesterday.