SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Jan. 20 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The spokesman for the Government of the Canary Islands, Julio Pérez, has reported this Thursday that El Hierro will rise on the night of Sunday to Monday, January 24, to level 3 due to the “unfavourable” evolution of its epidemiological indicators in terms of the accumulated incidence mainly , clarifying that although on said island the absolute number “is small”, “the weight is greater”.
In this way, Tenerife currently remains at alert level 4; Fuerteventura and Lanzarote at level 3; La Gomera at level 2, while Gran Canaria and La Palma move to level 4 at 00:00 this Saturday according to the change advanced on Tuesday due to the unfavorable evolution of their indicators.
Pérez pointed out, in the press conference after the Governing Council, that the evolution “continues not to be good” in the islands, the indicators in general place the archipelago at “high and very high risk” levels, for which reason “It maintains the system of measures and restrictions as it has been until now.”
All this after the Canary Islands have notified 32,636 new cases of Covid-19 between January 11 and 17, which represents an increase of 11.1 percent in the daily average of new positives in relation to the previous week.
Likewise, the 7-day Cumulative Incidence (AI) rate in the Canary Islands increased by 11.1 percent, so that the weekly average is set at 1,350.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, with El Hierro having the highest rise, although all the islands they are “at a very high risk level” in said indicator, as is the case with AI at 7 days in people over 65 years of age and in AI at 14 days, which is at “very high risk in all” the islands.
THE OCCUPANCY OF HOSPITAL BEDS INCREASES BY 35.2%
On the other hand, the daily average of occupied conventional hospital beds has increased by 35.2 percent compared to the previous week, placing it at high risk. In this sense, the percentage of occupation in Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Palma is at a very high risk level; in Fuerteventura and Lanzarote at medium risk; while in La Gomera and El Hierro at low risk.
As for the number of occupied ICU beds, the upward trend continues, growing by 16.7 percent compared to the previous evaluation. In this case, the percentage of occupation in the group of islands is 20.9 percent.
Tenerife and Gran Canaria are at a very high risk level, Fuerteventura remains at a medium risk level, while the rest of the islands are in controlled circulation.
The rate of new hospitalizations in the ICU due to Covid-19 stands at 3.45 new weekly admissions to the ICU due to Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants. Gran Canaria rises to a very high risk level and La Palma remains at a medium risk level, although it clarifies that in Tenerife a positive trend is observed as it descends to low risk; while Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Gomera and El Hierro decreased or remained in controlled circulation.
Finally, the median age of the total number of people hospitalized for Covid-19 in the last 30 days is 70 years and 63 years of those admitted to the ICU, all of whom are over 16 years of age. In relation to this, 45.6 percent of people admitted to critical units diagnosed during the last 30 days had not received the complete vaccination schedule.
It also states that 78.7 percent of the people admitted for Covid and diagnosed in the last 30 days did not have previous pathologies, a percentage that they indicate is increasing in unvaccinated patients, in which 87.7 percent did not have other known pathologies.