Fuerteventura drops to level 1 meaning all of the Canary Islands are now at low risk
The Canary Islands Government has lowered the island of Fuerteventura to alert level 1 for Covid, after a review of the epidemiological report from the Public Health Committee that confirms the downward trend in health indicators on the island, meaning that the entire archipelago is now at low risk of contagion, as reported by the Ministry of Health after updating the health alert levels at midday today.
Over the last week, both incidence rates over 7 and 14 days in Fuerteventura, as well as the positivity rate of diagnostic tests (PDIA), traceability and the occupation of hospitalization and ICU beds have continued at a low-risk level, and some are even at very low.
In the rest of the Canary Islands, all at level 1, the favourable evolution of the transmission and care indicators is confirmed, although a slight upward trend has been observed in the IA7 in Lanzarote, with subsequent stabilization and decline as of October 2nd, which the Public Health Committee is closely monitoring for any significant change.
17.5% DECREASE IN THE LAST WEEK IN THE CANARY ISLANDS:
The weekly report of the General Directorate of Public Health reflects that between October 6th and 12th, 368 new cases of COVID-19 were notified in the Canary Islands, which represents a decrease of 17.5% in the daily average compared to the previous week. This decrease has occurred in a similar way in the whole of the Islands.
The IA7 for the islands as a whole has decreased by 21.1%, in accordance with the decrease in the number of cases. In general, the trend of the last fifteen days is decreasing and the daily average of the IA14 has also decreased in all the Islands, with a general fall of 17.2%.
The cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 cases in the last week is 3.1 times higher in the population that has not been vaccinated, compared to the rate in the population that has been.
DECREASE IN HEALTH PRESSURE:
Regarding the indicators of hospital pressure, the Ministry of Health says that the number of conventional hospital beds occupied by COVID patients has decreased by 19.8% compared to the previous week, with an average of 73 beds occupied each day.
In all of the islands, the percentage of occupancy is at a very low-risk level, while the decrease in the number of ICU beds has continued since it began seven weeks ago, with ten beds less occupied on average, going from 36 to 26 in the last fifteen days.
Finally, the average age of all people hospitalized for COVID-19 in the last 14 days is 58 years, with an increase of 5.5 years compared to the previous evaluation.