Canary Islands exceed 200,000 cases since the start of the pandemic

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands yesterday notified 6,769 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the last 24 hours, so that the Archipelago exceeded the barrier of the 200,000 infected accumulated since the beginning of the pandemic, specifically 201,899, which which represents 9.28% of the total of 2,175,952 residents, according to the ISTAC census of 2020. Tenerife caresses 100,000 infections with 99,422 positives, exceeding 10.71% of its 928,604 residents. More than 49% of the total infections in the Archipelago are accumulated by Tenerife.

On Friday, November 19, the Canary Islands exceeded 100,000 coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic, 19 months after the start of the pandemic, a record that has now only taken 51 days to overcome again.
In addition, in the last hours the death of six people has been reported, four women and two men, all of whom were in hospital admission and had previous pathologies. One was 62 years old and the other five between 80 and 87 years old, four people died in Tenerife, one in Gran Canaria and another in Lanzarote. The accumulated total already rises to 1,224 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, 629 in Tenerife, more than 51% of the total deaths.

High and active

On the other hand, almost 125,000 residents have recovered from the infection, specifically 124,959, after the last 1,906 epidemiological discharges decreed in the last hours. Therefore, there are currently 75,716 infected with active SARS-CoV-2 in the Canary Islands, of which 70 are admitted to the ICU, two more, and 513 remain hospitalized, 25 more than the previous one.

In relation to the Accumulated Incidence in the Canary Islands, at 7 days it stands at 1,420.21 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, an increase of 52.30 cases compared to Tuesday, while at 14 days it stands at 2,629.56 cases, 54.64 more. By Islands, La Palma (1,713), Lanzarote (1,572), Tenerife (1,512) and El Hierro (1,498) exceed the 7-day regional average, while La Palma (3,241), Lanzarote (2,983) and Tenerife (2,859) lead I register them at 14 days.

The 6,769 positives, 1,671 more than last Wednesday, are distributed as follows: Tenerife reported 3,431 (1,118 more), Gran Canaria 2,123 (407 more), Lanzarote 536 (73 more), Fuerteventura 309 (60 more than the previous one) , La Palma 305 (16 more), La Gomera 37 (13 less) and El Hierro 28 (10 more). In the last 7 days, the accumulated is 30,904 positives (14,033 in Tenerife and 10,946 in Gran Canaria), which amounts to 56,763 in the two weeks (26,283 in Tenerife and 19,928 in Gran Canaria).

Regarding the care pressure, of the 75,716 active infected in the Canary Islands, 70 are admitted to ICU and 513 total hospitalized, Tenerife presents 38,281 active cases (33 in ICU and 315 hospitalized), while Gran Canaria has 26,127 active (34 in beds critics and 179 admitted to the ward). They are followed by Lanzarote, which has 5,171 assets (five hospitalized), while Fuerteventura has 4,098 assets (two in ICU and six admitted to the ward). In the western province, La Palma registers 1,638 active infected (one in critical condition and eight more hospitalized), La Gomera has 255 isolated active persons and El Hierro has 146 confined active cases.

To date, a total of 2,906,781 diagnostic tests have been carried out in the Canary Islands, of which 17,669 correspond to yesterday, with 42.9% positivity. In Tenerife 8,824 tests were carried out (800 more) with 45.9% positivity, while in Gran Canaria 5,992 tests were carried out (35 less) with 38% positivity. In the last 7 days, 88,119 tests have been carried out, of which 34,417 were positive, with a PIDIA rate of 39.06%.

Finally, Health will no longer notify COVID outbreaks, after the change in the strategy approved at the end of December by the Ministry and the Communities of not giving these records and prioritizing the health care of the vulnerable population, the detection and monitoring of this population sector.

The ICU occupancy in Gran Canaria worsens before the level 4 revision

The indicators of care capacity (occupation in the ward and in the ICU) worsened in Gran Canaria in recent days to certify their rise to level 4. The occupancy rate in the ward by COVID patients is at high risk (red), exceeding 10 % of beds available on Monday, and stand at 11.88%. The rate of patients in the ICU is even higher, 20.7%, with a rate of admission to critical care patients in the 7 seven days of 1.17%, compared to the 0.22 in Tenerife. On the other hand, La Palma, with a 14-day AI of 3,241 points, an increase in the hospital occupancy rate of 14.6% (high risk) and a positive test rate of 57% will rise.

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