All islands stay at Level 1; 100% of admissions to ICU have not been vaccinated
The Ministry of Health has updated the health alert levels for the islands today, after reviewing the epidemiological report from the General Directorate of Public Health, with consolidated data as of October 20th, in which the downward trend in health indicators continues, even though new cases are increasing, and all the islands are staying at alert Level 1.
According to the Public Health report, all the islands maintain a low or very low risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, and the use of health services due to coronavirus has decreased, so that all the territories of the archipelago are located in the same alert level, identified as a "green traffic light".
During the last week, both the incidence rates over 7 and 14 days in all the islands are at low or very low risk. Overall, the IA7 has decreased by 7.7 for the archipelago as a whole, with respect to the previous week. The IA7 in Gran Canaria and Tenerife is at low risk, and in the rest of the islands is at very low risk. While over14 days it is at low risk in the entire archipelago.
The favourable evolution of the transmission and care indicators is also maintained, as all the islands are at low or very low risk in terms of bed occupancy, although the daily average of hospital beds in wards occupied by COVID patients has increased by 38.4% compared to the previous week, with an average of 101 beds occupied, compared to 73 last week. Regarding ICU beds, the decline that began 8 weeks ago continues and consolidates, in which Gran Canaria and Tenerife remain at low risk and the other islands at very low risk.
The traceability of the cases remains at medium risk and the positivity rate of PCR tests remains stable in all the islands, and at very low risk. The median age of all people hospitalized for COVID-19 in the last 14 days is 61.5 years, with an increase of 3.5 years compared to the previous evaluation.
Cumulative incidence in unvaccinated people:
The cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 cases in the last week is 4 times higher in the population that has not received any dose of a vaccine, compared to the rate in the population that has been fully vaccinated, and 100% of the people admitted to ICU, in the last two weeks, have not been vaccinated.