Lanzarote Now on Level One


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Lanzarote drops to level 1 after experiencing a positive evolution in its epidemiological situation in recent days. This Thursday has added only nine new cases, with 149 active. The cumulative incidence on the island is 48.78 at seven days and 102.69 at 14.

The Governing Council today approved the review of health alert levels after the report by the Minister of Health, Blas Trujillo. The result of this is that the island of Tenerife drops to level 3 and those of Lanzarote and La Palma to level 1 due to the improvement of their indicators.

This change will take place at 00:00 this Friday, September 3rd after the publication of the well-known traffic light on the website of the Ministry of Health.

The Public Health report that the Governing Council analyzed this week reflects the sustained drop in incidence accumulated in recent weeks. Specifically, in the whole of the Autonomous Community from August 25th to 31st, 1,203 cases have been reported, which represents a decrease in the daily average of the number of notified cases, around 33% compared to the previous week. (August 18-24, in which 1,791 cases were reported). Even so, the General Directorate of Public Health insists that this fifth wave produced by the Delta variant has not ended and that the virus has not disappeared, so it insists on the importance of vaccination and the maintenance of certain measures like physical distances,

The number of daily deaths has begun to decline in recent days after a notable increase since the last week of July. There have been 17 deaths this week, 9 less than the previous week.

The number of conventional beds occupied by COVID-19 patients is decreasing if we consider the whole of the Autonomous Community, where it has gone from a daily average of 239 occupied beds, to 217.

The number of occupied ICU beds continues in the slight change that began the previous week. In the Community as a whole, it has gone from an average of 97 occupied ICU beds to 86 in the last week. In Tenerife the decrease is 5 beds on average and in Gran Canaria it is 6 compared to the previous week. In Fuerteventura there has been a discharge from the Critics unit and in Lanzarote in this period it ranges between 2 and 3 people admitted.

The average age of all people hospitalised for COVID-19 in the last 15 days is 59.5 years, decreasing almost 3 years compared to the previous evaluation.

The average age of the people admitted to the ICU in the last 15 days is 58 years. 8.7% of those admitted to the ICU in the last 15 days are between 12 and 39 years old, this percentage has decreased significantly, almost 11 points.