New cases of Covid continue to drop in the Canary Islands but deaths have gone up

New cases of Covid continue to drop in the Canary Islands but deaths have gone up

The Ministry of Health have recorded 327 new cases of Covid among people over 60 years of age, as well as fourteen deaths in the last three days in the Canary Islands. The total number of cases among people over 60, the population group which is being monitored in this phase of the pandemic, amounts to 95,639 people in the Islands.

The occupation of hospital beds by coronavirus has fallen by 33% in the archipelago, and currently there are 123 people admitted for Covid of which nine are in ICU and the rest, 114, on wards.

The incidence rates for this age group now stand at 271.34 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over 14 days, and at 122.14 over 7 days, according to the Ministry of Health report, which is updated every Tuesday and Friday.

Also, there have been fourteen deaths in the last three days, of which seven were reported in Gran Canaria, four in Tenerife, two in La Palma and one in Fuerteventura. All the deceased were aged between 56 and 97 years old, except for one person aged 46. All of them had previous pathologies and were already hospitalized.

The Ministry of Health also informs that, since August 12th, and in compliance with the Resolution of the 5th of the General Directorate of Public Health of the Ministry of Health, in the calculation of beds occupied by patients with Covid-19, it includes those occupied by patients who have pneumonia or acute respiratory infection or another pathology that is considered to be attributable to a SARS-CoV-2 infection.