May 19, 2022 11:51 am

Gran Canaria and La Palma rise this Saturday to the maximum alert level by Covid

The Gran Canarian palms



The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has decided to anticipate the change to level 4 of Gran Canaria and La Palma in the face of the unfavorable evolution of its Covid-19 care indicators.

The change in alert level on both islands will come into force at 00:00 on the next day. saturday january 22, in what is an extraordinary decision after the Public Health report that warns of the increases in the occupation of beds, both conventional and ICU, which have amounted to very high risk in Gran Canaria already high risk in occupation of conventional beds in La Palma and very low risk in the ICU.

The situation of the indicators of Gran Canaria was subjected to a continuous observation due to its unfavorable evolution in case it was necessary to bring forward the change in level, which, given the care capacity both in Gran Canaria and La Palma, raises the risk to a very high level.

The alert levels of the rest of the islands will be subject to review next Thursday as usual

Very high risk in Gran Canaria

The report of the General Directorate of Public Health already estimated in the last review some indicators of Cumulative Incidence at 7 and 14 days and those related to the incidence in people over 65 years of age in very high risk, and has experienced a worsening in those related to care capacity.

The percentage of occupancy of conventional beds (15.58%) and critical care (26.43%) has been progressively rising at a very high risk level.

La Palma, with pressure in the plant

La Palma, which has been at alert level 3 since January 7, presents all the indicators of cumulative incidence at 7 and 14 days and in relation to those over 65 years of age at the alert level. very high riskTheFurthermore, in recent weeks there has been a significant increase of the percentage of occupancy of conventional beds, which has passed to a very high risk level.

Occupancy in conventional beds rises in one week, from a medium to very high risk level (with 15.76%), although that of ICUs remains at a very low risk level (3.85%).

5,549 new cases and without reaching the peak

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has notified 5,549 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, so the total accumulated cases in the Canary Islands is 229.445 with 91,257 active, of which 85 are admitted to the ICU and 539 remain hospitalized.

In the last few hours, it has been reported death of five people, three women and two men, between 80 and 90 years old. Of the total deaths, three were recorded in Gran Canaria and two in Tenerife. All the people had previous pathologies.

The Accumulated Incidence at 7 days in the Canary Islands stands at 1,499.85 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and at 14 days at 2,903.88 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

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