SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, June 23 (EUROPE PRESS) –
Gran Canaria will continue at level 2 of health alert (medium risk) after the epidemiological report from the General Directorate of Public Health and the rest of the islands at level 1, so the same alert levels are maintained as they were, according to The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has informed.
The Ministry has today updated the health alert levels after the epidemiological report of the General Directorate of Public Health, carried out in accordance with the new criteria of the Surveillance and Control Strategy for covid-19 after the acute phase of the pandemic, based on the indicators of use of care services.
The indicators of use of health services referring to the occupation of beds 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 one of controlled circulation, which would be the lowest, or low, medium, high or very high risk.
Care indicators maintain a stable evolution and the daily average of conventional hospital beds occupied by covid-19 patients amounts to fourteen percent. The level of risk in percentage of occupancy of conventional beds amounts to medium for the Canary Islands, although most of the islands are at a low level or in controlled circulation, except for Gran Canaria, which is at a medium risk level.
The number of occupied ICU beds rose 16% compared to the previous evaluation and the percentage of occupancy stood at 3.3%, maintaining controlled circulation in the Autonomous Community as a whole and on all the islands.
The occupancy rate of ICU beds per 100,000 inhabitants remains at 0.92 ICU beds occupied per 100,000 inhabitants and all the islands are in controlled circulation, except for Gran Canaria, which is at a low risk level.
In the Autonomous Community as a whole, the Accumulated Incidence rate at seven days for people over 60 years of age rose by ten percent compared to the previous week. Most of the islands are at medium risk, as is the community as a whole, except for La Palma, which is at low risk, and La Gomera, which ranges between low and medium risk levels.