30th Jul 2022 @ 9:18 am

21 people died with coronavirus in Canarian hospitals in the last three days, 14 of them on Gran Canaria and seven on Tenerife. All the victims were aged between 68 and 94, and had pre-existing conditions.

The islands continue to show an elevated total of deaths, which have more than doubled in the last couple of weeks.  Nevertheless, Covid infections, which are currently only reported in the over-60 age group, are now dropping considerably on all the islands.

Lanzarote’s seven-day infection rate, for example, is 324 cases per 100,000 people, showing a significant drop on the 14-day rate of 915. Lanzarote’s hospital occupancy figures are now the second best on the Canaries, and classed as “under control.”

The pattern has been seen during previous Covid spikes, with many patients dying after weeks in hospital, meaning that high death totals are still seen even as infections decrease. 

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