Gran Canaria drops to alert level 2 for Covid and number of new cases drops

Gran Canaria drops to alert level 2 for Covid and number of new cases drops

The Ministry of Health has updated the health alert levels for Covid in the Canary Islands, with Gran Canaria dropping down to level 2 (medium risk), and La Palma going down to level 1 (low risk). The update on both islands is due to an improvement in their care indicators for pressure on hospitals.

The rest of the islands remain at the same alert level as they were, which are Tenerife and El Hierro at level 2, and Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, and La Gomera, at level 1.

The indicators for health care, which refer to the occupation of hospital beds, are the main ones used to determine the level of health risk during this phase of the pandemic.

In the Canary Islands as a whole, the daily average number of conventional hospital beds occupied by Covid patients has decreased by 16.3% in the last week but stays at a medium level.

The number of ICU beds occupied is 27 beds on average in the last week, and the percentage of occupancy stands at 5.4%, remaining at a low-risk level in the islands as a whole. All the islands are in controlled circulation for this indicator, except for Gran Canaria, Tenerife, and Fuerteventura, which remain at a low-risk level.

There have only been 677 new cases since Tuesday, which has led the 7-day incidence rate for those over 60 years of age to continue to decline: 34% less than the previous week. All the islands registered decreases and remain at a medium-risk level, except La Gomera, which dropped to a low-risk level.