The sixth wave of covid in Canary Islands is giving hospitals a break. The data provided by the Ministry of Health shows that income has only changed by five people in the last 7 days, which represents a reduction of 94% in new patients with covid compared to the previous week. This reduction in healthcare pressure is helping to breathe – after more than a month of continuous tension – to the hospitals of Tenerife and the non-capital islands. However, the late arrival of the sixth wave in Gran Canaria means that its hospitals have not yet reached the peak of the sixth wave.
Despite this considerable reduction in the influx of covid patients to hospitals, the Canary Islands still have considerable pressure by maintaining 714 patients admitted with covid. Of these, 62 are occupying a bed on the floor and another 88 in the ICU.. In Tenerife, hospitalizations have dropped to 379, of which 40 are in critical care.
The Canary Islands maintain 714 hospitalized patients, of which 88 are in critical condition
Gran Canaria, although it houses fewer patients with covid, maintains a growing trend, accumulating 313 admitted yesterday. Hospital pressure has also decreased in Lanzarote and La Palma, which, until now, had the largest number of hospitalized patients on the smaller islands. In this way, both have come to house seven patients, respectively. Fuerteventura, El Hierro and La Palma remain with between four and two patients each.
Despite relief, deaths with covid continue to happen on the Islands. Yesterday, nine deaths of people between 63 and 95 years old were reported, except for one case with 50 years. Of the total deaths, four were recorded in Gran Canaria, another four in Tenerife and the remaining case in Lanzarote. All had previous pathologies and were hospitalized. With these deceased, since the beginning of the year there have been 287 deaths with covid in the Canary Islands. According to the number of deaths in the last week (73), the curve remains stable.
During this week the number of admissions has only changed by five people
For their part, cases maintain their downward trend. During the day, 1,545 coronavirus positives were diagnosed. Most of the cases were distributed equally between Tenerife and Gran Canaria, which registered 538 and 583 cases, respectively. La Palma was the third island to record the most cases, with 189, followed by Fuerteventura, with 125 and Lanzarote, with 81. La Gomera, with 49 cases, and El Hierro, with 20, were the islands with the fewest positive cases diagnosed. The cumulative incidence at 7 days in the Canary Islands stands at 432.09 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and at 14 days at 1,246.72 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.