El Hierro drops to Level 1, the rest of the islands stay the same
The Ministry of Health has agreed this afternoon, Thursday, after analysing the epidemiological indicators of all the islands, to drop El Hierro to alert level 1 after the improvement of its epidemiological indicators, and leave the rest of the islands at the same level they were at already: Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote at level 2, and Fuerteventura, La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro, at level 1.
Level changes now come into effect with the weekly update of the Cumulative Incidence (IA) Traffic Lights, which are published on the website of the Ministry of Health. This decision is based on the report issued by the General Directorate of Public Health of the Canary Health Service (SCS) dated May 12th.
This report, in the case of El Hierro, indicates that there have been 17 new cases in the last 2 weeks, of which 4 correspond to the last seven days, which implies that the Accumulated Incidence rate over 7 days (AI7) has been decreasing especially in the senior age groups, aged 65 and over.
The rest of the islands continue in the same stabilization or downward trend except Lanzarote, which has seen its indicators increase in the last week associated with certain outbreaks, which has meant their incidence rate has gone up. But due to the high traceability of the cases and the zero impact on hospital beds and intensive care units, the island remains at level 2.