The Azores archipelago registered 38 new positive cases of infection with the new coronavirus in the last 24 hours, of which 25 on the island of São Miguel, eight on Terceira, three on São Jorge, one on Graciosa and one on Flores.
According to a statement from the Regional Health Authority, released today, the cases of infection now detected result from the carrying out of 1,891 analyzes carried out in reference laboratories in the Region and two in non-conventional laboratories.
In the cases registered on the island of São Miguel, eight correspond to travelers, non-residents (one in the sixth day screening, four with positive screening for symptomatology and three with positive screening before the start of the inter-island trip, while the remaining cases result from community transmission.
On Terceira Island, a resident traveler tested positive on the sixth day, the remaining cases of infection stem from one of the active chains on the island.
In São Jorge, three new cases were registered, of three travelers, two non-residents and one resident, all with a positive analysis in the sixth day screening.
In Flores island there is a new case, of a traveler, non-resident, with positive screening, after other members of the group tested positive, while Graciosa island also registers a new case, of a traveler, resident, with positive analysis. to the sixth day.
Also in the last 24 hours, 30 recoveries were recorded in the Azores.
As of today, 10 patients with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the Covid-19 disease, are hospitalized in health units in the region, eight in the Hospital do Divino Espírito Santo, in Ponta Delgada (one in a Care Unit intensive care) and two at the Hospital de Santo Espírito, in Angra do Heroísmo.
The archipelago currently has 441 active positive cases, 354 in São Miguel, 48 in Terceira, 14 in Pico, 10 in São Jorge, nine in Flores, five in Faial and one in Graciosa.
Eleven local primary transmission chains are active in the Azores, six in Terceira, two in Pico, one in São Jorge, one in Faial and one in São Miguel/Flores.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 6,981 positive cases have been diagnosed in the Azores, having recovered 6,332 people and 34 have died.
From December 31, 2020 until July 8, 250,705 doses of vaccines against the covid-19, with 129,190 people with at least one dose (53.21% of the population) and 121,515 people with complete vaccination (50.05%), under the Regional Vaccination Plan.
A pandemic of covid-19 caused at least 4,086,242 deaths worldwide, among more than 189.9 million cases of infection by the new coronavirus, according to the latest report by the agency France Presse.
In Portugal, since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,199 people have died and 927,424 cases of infection have been registered, according to the Directorate-General for Health.
The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in countries such as the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Brazil and Peru.
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