Despite this decrease, the Islands remain in the same levels of health alert: Tenerife and Gran Canaria at level 2, or medium risk, and Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro at level 1
The Ministry of Health has today updated the health alert levels after the epidemiological report of the General Directorate of Public Health, with consolidated data as of April 11, carried out in accordance with the new criteria of the Strategy for Surveillance and Control of Covid-19 after the acute phase of the Pandemic, based on the indicators of use of services assistance.
The indicators of use of health services, referring to the bed occupancy They are fundamentally those that mark the severity caused by Covid-19, and those that are taken into consideration to determine the level of health risk. In this way, five alert levels are established (from 0 to 4) that assess whether the situation is Controlled Traffic, which would be the lowest, or low, medium, high or very high risk.
The assistance indicators maintain a favorable evolution and the daily average of conventional hospital beds occupied by Covid-19 patients decreases by 21.4% and with an occupancy rate that is medium for Tenerife and Gran Canaria, and low or in controlled circulation for the rest of the islands.
In the same way, the number of occupied ICU beds maintains the downward trend, decreasing by 25.5% compared to the previous evaluation. The percentage of employment is at low risk in the Autonomous Community as a whole. Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote are at a low risk level in this indicator and the rest of the islands remain in controlled circulation.
The occupancy rate of ICU beds per 100,000 inhabitants shows a stable trend in the last week, standing at 1.3 ICU beds used per 100,000 inhabitants, at low risk. The islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria are at a low risk level for this indicator and the rest of the islands remain at controlled circulation level.
Incidence in people older than 60 years
In the Autonomous Community as a whole, the tCumulative Incidence rate at seven days for those over 60 years of age, it decreased 13.9% compared to the previous week and stood at 287.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants as of April 11. In the last seven days, this indicator of virus transmission has maintained a downward trend. All the islands are at medium risk, like the Community as a whole, except Lanzarote, La Gomera and El Hierro, which are at low risk. For this indicator, in the last week La Gomera and El Hierro presented rising figures while the rest of the islands fell.