Madeira today registered 88 new cases of covid-19 and two more deaths, bringing the number of deaths associated with the disease to 20, the Regional Health Directorate said, saying that the total number of active infections is now 1,234.
Among the new positive cases, seven are imported – five from the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Region, one from the North Region and one from the Central Portugal Region – and 81 from local transmission, of which four are professionals from the education sector identified in the ongoing screening in education and teaching establishments in the municipality of Funchal.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira now counts 2,766 confirmed cases of covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, with 1,512 recoveries already signaled.
“There are 1,234 active cases, of which 148 are imported cases and 1,086 are cases of local transmission”, specifies the Regional Health Directorate, also pointing to the record of two more deaths – two women aged 89 and 69, with comorbidities associated, who were hospitalized at the Central Hospital of Funchal Dr. Nélio Mendonça.
To date, the region accounts for a total of 20 deaths associated with the new coronavirus.
Regarding the isolation of active cases, 46 people are isolated in a dedicated hotel unit, 1,130 in their own accommodation and 58 are hospitalized, six of them in intensive care.
“In total, there are 230 new situations that are being studied today by the health authorities, all related to contacts with positive cases”, indicates the Regional Health Directorate, also mentioning that 2,296 people are being accompanied by the authorities and 7,541 travelers are monitored through the ‘MadeiraSafe’ application.
In the context of the operation of screening travelers in the ports and airports of the archipelago, in force since July 1, a cumulative total of 147,683 crops has been reported for testing the new coronavirus.
The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 1,934,693 deaths resulting from more than 90.1 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.
In Portugal, 7,925 people died from 489,293 confirmed cases of infection, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.
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