Covid update: 16 more deaths in the last 4 days, 52 so far in July
The Covid pandemic set another record yesterday for the Canary Islands by adding 16 deaths, the highest number since the restrictions were dropped and monitoring was reduced to just the most vulnerable and the age group over 60 years old. In total, there have been 52 deaths in July so far, with 12 notified on July 1st, 10 on July 5th, 14 on the 8th, and 16 yesterday.
Of these 16 deaths, 11 were recorded in Tenerife and 5 in Gran Canaria. All of the deceased were between 60 and 96 years old, and now means that 1,861 people have died in the Canary Islands since the pandemic began, 228 of them since April.
However, the mortality rate of the pandemic per 100,000 inhabitants for the Canary Islands as a whole is 86.08, the lowest in Spain and far from the 2,289.60 national average.
The lethality of the pandemic in people over 60 years of age stands at 2%, a figure similar to that of Galicia and also the lowest of all regions of Spain, with the national average for this indicator standing at 3.7%, the highest being in Castilla La Mancha (5.4%) and Madrid (4.6%).
The Ministry of Health have confirmed that 27 people have died in the islands from Covid in the last week, which is the fifth-highest number in Spain over the last 7 days, Madrid (38), Galicia (32), Castilla La Mancha (30), and both Asturias and Valencia (29).
Yesterday, they notified of 2,027 new infections among people over 60, who are the only age group being followed up since the acute phase of the pandemic ended. With these figures, the cumulative incidence over 7 days in this age group has risen to 876.82, while at 14 days it now stands at 1,646.43 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, with 8,155 new cases in the last two weeks.
According to the latest report on the situation of Covid-19 in the Canary Islands from Public Health, the islands maintain both indicators at a ‘high risk’ level due to the situation in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and El Hierro. Fuerteventura has a ‘high risk’ incidence at 7 days and La Gomera has dropped to ‘medium risk’.
By age group, the incidence rate over 14 days in the Canary Islands are as follows:
People aged over 80 years old: is 2,183.04
People aged between 70 and 79: 1,739.10
People aged between 60 and 69: 1,380.63
In all three cases, this is above the national average.
Up until yesterday, 477 people remained hospitalized in Canarian hospitals due to Covid, which is 19 more than last Friday. Of these, 454 are in wards (+17) and 23 are in ICU (+2).
The occupation of hospital beds in Gran Canaria remains at high risk (11.68%) as it is also in La Palma (13.04%). The Covid occupancy rate per 100,000 inhabitants in Gran Canaria is 30.27 which is also at high risk, and the 7-day ICU admission rate in La Palma is at very high risk (3.59).
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