Gran Canaria stays at alert Level 3
The Minister of Health of the Canary Islands, Blas Trujillo, and the director of the Canary Health Service (SCS), Conrado Domínguez, have announced this morning (Thursday) that the covid alert levels in the islands are not being changed despite having exceeded the record number of infections this week, and with Gran Canaria having indicators in Level 4.
The archipelago registered its two highest numbers of infections since the pandemic began on Tuesday with 6,829 infections and yesterday with 6,769 new cases, which represents an increase of 1,671 more cases (33%) than last Wednesday.
In this way, the same levels in all of the islands are maintained for another week as follows:
LEVEL 4: Tenerife.
LEVEL 3: Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, and La Palma.
LEVEL 2: La Gomera and El Hierro.
LEVEL 1: None.
Trujillo V at this morning’s press conference that "there was some expectation in relation to Gran Canaria going to Level 4", but explained that the island remains at Level 3 due to the situation of its hospitals, which have not yet reached the figures registered in Tenerife.
He pointed out that the daily declaration of infections has grown by 12% in the last week, and that the Canary Islands are at very high risk in the two indicators of incidence over 7 days and 14 days.
Regarding intensive care units, he confirmed that the majority of patients admitted to them are people who have not been fully vaccinated.