The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has notified 2,493 new cases of Covid-19 in people over 60 years of age in the last three days, in addition to an increase of more than 14% in hospitalization and 22 deaths in the last week , eight in the last three days.
In this possible new wave, the number of hospitalized patients due to the pandemic has risen from 261 patients notified on the 17th to almost 300 today, Friday the 24th. In the Canary Islands there are currently 20 patients in the ICU, three more since last Friday, and 276 on the ward.
Therefore, the accumulated number of coronavirus cases among this group amounts to 75,992 people in the Canary Islands. Thus, the Cumulative Incidence for this age group at 14 days stands at 1,067.20 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and at 7 days at 548.74.
Of the eight deaths, six occurred in Tenerife and two in Gran Canaria. All the people, aged between 83 and 91 years, except one case of 59, had previous pathologies and were hospitalized.