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The Government of the Canary Islands has decided to keep all the islands for another week at the same health alert levels that were approved on January 7: 4 for Tenerife (brown traffic light), 3 for Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and La Palma ( red) and 2 for La Gomera and El Hierro (amber).

The Minister of Health, Blas Trujillo, explained at a press conference that he had chosen to maintain the alert levels in view of the evolution of the pandemic and the pressure that this sixth wave of covid-19 infections is generating on the hospitals.

Trujillo has acknowledged that “there was some expectation in relation to the possibility that Gran Canaria would pass to level 4”, but has specified that it remains at level 3 due to the situation of its hospitals, which has not yet reached the figures that were registered in Tenerife.

The counselor has pointed out that the daily declaration of infections has grown by 12% in the last week and that the Canary Islands are at very high risk in the two indicators of incidence of the disease, both computed at 7 days and accumulated at 14.

Regarding intensive care units, it has been pointed out that the majority of the patients admitted to them are people who had not completed the vaccination schedule.

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