Covid update: Tenerife is bending the curve, other islands are on the up!

2021/01/12 16:09:10 Written by Canarian Weekly

The official data from the Ministry of Health this afternoon shows that Tenerife is definitely bending the curve, with less new cases, more medical discharges, active cases going down, and now the lowest incidence rate of the four ‘big’ islands.

There have been 245 new cases detected today; Gran Canaria has the most with 101, then Lanzarote with 83, followed by Tenerife with 54, and Fuerteventura with just 6. There were also two Covid related deaths reported in the last 24 hours, both in Tenerife.

The Canary Islands have once again been classed today as a ‘red’ risk area by the ECDC due to the IA7 of 79.22 for the islands, and the IA14 of 150.79. Lanzarote now has the highest incidence rate after their Christmas rebound of 212.75 over 7 days, and its capital, Arrecife, has the highest IA14 of 658.86. Fuerteventura is now at 111.22, and the Level 3 restrictions in Tenerife have helped decrease its rate to 61.67, the lowest since November.

In municipalities, Las Palmas has overtaken La Laguna in terms of active cases, with 1,705 in the city, and Arrecife is now 4th with 369. Tenerife still has the most with 5,101 but also had over 200 medical discharges so the number is starting to drop after the ‘15 day isolation cycle.’

The one piece of concerning news is that ICU admissions for Covid patients have overtaken non-Covid patients at the Hospitalario Universitario de Canarias in La Laguna for the first time since the pandemic began:

Data for Tuesday 12th January 2021:
New cases:
Total: 245
Gran Canaria: 101 (41%)
Lanzarote: 83 (34%)
Tenerife: 54 (22%)
Fuerteventura: 6
La Palma: 1
El Hierro: 0
La Gomera: 0

Current Incidence rate (IA7):
Canary Islands: 79.22 (1,706 cases over last 7 days)
Lanzarote: 212.75 (324)
Fuerteventura: 111.22 (130)
El Hierro: 91.17 (10)
Gran Canaria: 76.01 (647)
Tenerife: 61.67 (566)
La Gomera: 32.79 (8)
La Palma: 25.40 (21)

Current Incidence rate (IA14):
Canary Islands: 150.79 (3,247 cases over last 14 days)
Lanzarote: 297.46 (453)
El Hierro: 291.76 (32)
Tenerife: 147.63 (1,355)
Fuerteventura: 147.15 (172)
Gran Canaria: 137.57 (1,171)
La Gomera: 97.66 (21)
La Palma: 52.01 (43)

General:
Covid patients in hospital: 325 (+2)
Covid patients in ICU: 59 (+1)
Home isolation: 7,223
PCR positive rate: 6.61% (needs to be below 5)
R number: 1.02 (needs to be below 1)

Deaths last 24 hours: 2
Tenerife: 2 (286)
Total deaths: 450

Medical Discharges in last 24 hours:
Total: 310
Tenerife: 203
Gran Canaria: 67
Lanzarote: 30
La Gomera: 7
La Palma: 3
Fuerteventura: 0
El Hierro: 0

Total Active cases per island: 
Total: 7,607
Tenerife: 5,101 (-151)
Gran Canaria: 1,858 (+34)
Lanzarote: 397 (+53)
Fuerteventura: 180 (+6)
La Palma: 32 (-2)
El Hierro: 21 (-)
La Gomera: 18 (-7)

Municipalities with most active cases in each island:
2,204 in Santa Cruz (Tenerife)
1,705 in Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)
1,568 in La Laguna (Tenerife)
369 in Arrecife (Lanzarote)
273 in Arona (Tenerife)
281 in Granadilla de Abona (Tenerife)
161 in Adeje (Tenerife)
98 in Puerto de La Cruz (Tenerife)
88 in Los Realejos (Tenerife)
85 in Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura)
46 in San Bartolomé de Tirajana (Gran Canaria)
41 in Guia de Isora (Tenerife)
25 in San Miguel de Abona (Tenerife)
19 in Valverde (El Hierro)
17 in San Sebastian (La Gomera)
16 in Breña Alta (La Palma)

Please note this is not all municipalities, it represents most infected and tourist areas.