The Canary Islands Have the Highest Number of Daily Infections of the Pandemic with 513 New Cases

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The Canary Islands have registered the highest number of daily infections since the start of the pandemic, having added 513 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Thus, the number of accumulated cases since the beginning of the pandemic has risen to 63,812, of which 4,315 are active after 307 discharges have also been reported.

As for the number of deaths, it remains at 791, since in the last 24 hours and for the third consecutive day no deaths have been registered due to Covid

By islands, Tenerife has added 299 new cases and has 3,183 active; Gran Canaria has registered 143 new positives and has 919 active cases; Fuertevenrura has notified 29 new infections and counts 276 active cases; and La Palma has added 39 new cases and has 53 active.

Lanzarote has only registered two new positives and has 71 active cases; La Gomera has added a new cases and only has two assets; and El Hierro has not reported any new positives although it has 16 active cases.

Of the 4,314 active cases in the Canary Islands, 39 are admitted to an ICU and 215 remain hospitalized. Regarding the accumulated incidence, at 7 days in the Canary Islands it stands at 112.27 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and at 14 days in 184.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Until this Thursday, 1,236,822 PCRs have been carried out in the Islands, of which 3,592 correspond to the last day.

Incidence at "very high" risk among the population aged 15 to 29 years

As reported by the Ministry of Health, the age groups that currently present the highest cumulative incidence over seven days in the Canary Islands are those from 15 to 29. In this regard, it is noted that since June 30, both age groups, those of 15 to 19 and those from 20 to 29, have exceeded the very high risk thresholds, currently located at 306 and 234.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, although in the last four days the group from 30 to 39 years has also advanced towards very high risk. This also implies that four out of every five infected by Covid-19 in the last 7 days are under 45 years of age.

By islands, the cumulative incidence registered in these groups is especially high in Tenerife, where the 20 to 29-year-old group stands at 347.45 cases per 100,000 inhabitants; a reality that also happens in Fuerteventura with 270.43 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in that age range and in Gran Canaria with 155.77 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Lanzarote has been at high risk for two days in this age group with 80.83 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while El Hierro has a very high risk but the Ministry indicates that "it must have other types of considerations due to its small population and because its incidence has increased due to an outbreak that is limited. "

Increase of the Delta variant in the capital islands

On the other hand, the General Directorate of Public Health has reported that the Delta variant has increased "significantly" in the last week in both capital islands , currently standing in Tenerife at 23.2 percent and in Gran Canaria at 41 percent, with data yet to be validated.

From the Ministry it is recalled that there are indications that this variant is "more contagious" and that the Delta infection may be "slightly more serious", although it is pointed out that "it is not having an immune evasion", stating that "there are no reinfections "and that" does not affect those vaccinated.

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