Lanzarote drops to level 2

The improvement of the epidemiological indicators of Lanzarote in recent days has allowed it to descend, according to the Health agreement of this Thursday, to alert level 2. On the island there are 392 active cases, after the 123 medical discharges and the 81 positives of today . Regarding hospital pressure, there are only four patients admitted to the Molina Orosa COVID plant. The change will take place at 00.00 hours this Friday, February 18 (on the night of Thursday to Friday).


The rest of the islands maintain their current alert levels. This means that Tenerife and Gran Canaria remain at alert level 4; and La Palma, Fuerteventura, El Hierro and La Gomera remain at level 3. Despite the improvement in both accumulated incidents and bed occupancy, they still present an unstable situation that does not allow their consolidation, so it is not level change possible. It must be taken into account that the health alert levels are determined by the Ministry of Health based on the epidemiological and healthcare indicators that are reached weekly.


In the Autonomous Community as a whole, between February 8 and 14, 5,169 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, which represents a reduction of around 17% in the daily average of new cases in relation to the week previous. Data that respond to the 17% decrease in the Cumulative Incidence (AI) at 7 days in the Canary Islands. From a weekly average of 286.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, it went to 237.6 cases this week.


All the islands are at a very high risk level in this indicator, except for Tenerife and Lanzarote, which remain at a high risk level.


In the AI ​​at 7 days in people over 65 years of age and in the AI ​​at 14 days, all the islands are at very high risk, although in both indicators there are decreases in the whole of the Archipelago of 16.3% and 29% .4%, respectively.


La Gomera is the only island that registers a rise in the AI ​​indicator to 7 days for people over 65 years of age, which increases by 66.6%.