Lanzarote continues to be at low risk of health alert, as confirmed by the Ministry of Health, which today updated the health alert levels after the epidemiological report of the General Directorate of Public Health, with consolidated data as of April 20, carried out in accordance with the new criteria of the COVID-19 Surveillance and Control Strategy after the acute phase of the Pandemic, based on the indicators of use of care services.


According to this report, all the islands continue at the same level they were: Tenerife and Gran Canaria at level 2, or medium risk, and Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro at level 1.


The indicators of the 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 Controlled Traffic, which would be the lowest, or low, medium, high or very high risk.


Healthcare indicators


The care indicators continue to evolve favorably, and although the daily average number of conventional hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients increases slightly, by 1.7%, it remains with an average occupancy percentage for Tenerife and Gran Canaria, and low or in controlled circulation for the rest of the islands.


The number of occupied ICU beds maintains the downward trend, decreasing by 14.4% compared to the previous evaluation. The percentage of occupation is located in controlled circulation in the whole of the Autonomous Community. Tenerife and Gran Canaria remain at a low risk level in this indicator and the rest of the islands in controlled circulation.


The ICU bed occupancy rate per 100,000 inhabitants has maintained a stable trend in the last week, standing at 1.2 ICU beds used per 100,000 inhabitants, at low risk. The islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria are at a low irrigation level for this indicator and the rest of the islands remain at a controlled circulation level.


Incidence in people older than 60 years


In the Autonomous Community as a whole, the Seven-day Accumulated Incidence rate for people over 60 years of age rose 20.3% compared to the previous week and stood at 356.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants as of April 18. All the islands are at medium risk, as is the Community as a whole.