51 Covid related deaths in April in the Canaries, 26 less than in March
The month of April ended badly in the Canary Islands with four more Covid related deaths reported by the Ministry of Health; a 93-year-old man who contracted the virus from a family member and a 47-year-old woman, both in Gran Canaria; and a 54-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman in Tenerife, both also linked to family outbreaks. In total, 729 people have now died in the Canary Islands since the beginning of the pandemic.
Last month 51 people died from Covid on the islands, which is a 33% decrease compared to March, when 77 people lost their lives, in fact, April has been the month with the fewest deaths from the virus in the Canary Islands since last October.
Until now, around 50% of deaths in the Canaries from coronavirus have been in those over 80 years of age, however, vaccination is changing this incidence. In the last fifteen days, three people between aged 40 and 49 years old have died, as have another three between 50 and 59 years old, eight between 60 and 69 years old, eleven between 70 and 79 years old and thirteen over 80 years old, which continues to be the group most affected by Covid.
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In April, the Canary Islands added 5,469 infections 12% less than in March, but 353 more cases than those registered in February.Yesterday Health registered 148 infections. Tenerife added 77 positives; Gran Canaria, 54; Lanzarote, twelve; El Hierro, three, and Fuerteventura and La Palma one each.
The accumulated cases rose to 52,590, of which 3,439 are still active. The Canarian hospitals are currently treating 253 people in wards for Covid and 73 in ICUs. The accumulated incidence in the islands continues to decrease and yesterday stood at 46.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.