37 people have died with Covid in the last two weeks in the Canary Islands

37 people have died with Covid in the last two weeks in the Canary Islands

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 37 deaths from COVID in the last 14 days in the Canary Islands, after notifying of 26 deaths yesterday of hospitalized patients with coronavirus in the last week, a figure that has not been seen for a long time; and the first time since the statistics are reported weekly.

To put this figure in perspective, one in four patients that were in hospital due to Covid have died in the last week, the highest fatality rate since the pandemic began, and 25% of Covid deaths in all of Spain were here in the Canary Islands.

Of the deaths in the last eight days, 13 people in Tenerife lost their lives, 9 in Gran Canaria, and 4 in La Palma. 24 of the deceased were aged between 72 and 100 years old, and the other two were 54 and 56. All the deceased had previous pathologies and were hospitalized.

It should be remembered that with data from December 30th to January 5th, 11 deaths had been reported, 7 in Tenerife, 2 in Gran Canaria, 1 in La Gomera, and 1 in El Hierro. All were aged between 76 and 92 years old, also had previous pathologies, and were hospitalized.

With these dramatic figures, everything would suggest that the numbers of those infected, as well as those admitted by SARS-CoV-2 in our hospitals, had increased dramatically, but this is not the case, they have practically remained the same.

Regarding the beds occupied both on the ward and in the ICU, they are at low levels or at controlled risk, with Gran Canaria put back down to level 1 and La Gomera staying at risk level 2, as indicated by the latest epidemiological report from the Public Health Committee. However, it is important to remember that in addition to the people discharged from hospital; those that have died are also removed from the statistics.