Madeira registers 18 new cases and 120 active situations


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Madeiran authorities diagnosed 18 new cases of Covid-19 in the region, 13 of which were imported, and another 11 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, reporting 120 active cases, reported this Tuesday the Regional Directorate of Health.

“There are 18 new cases of infection by SARS-CoV-2 in Madeira being reported, so the region now counts 9,804 confirmed cases of Covid-19”, reads in the daily bulletin on the epidemiological situation in this archipelago.

The document states that, of these new cases, 13 are imported (nine from the North region, one from the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, one from the South region and two from the United Kingdom) and the other five are of local transmission.

The DRS indicates that the region registers this Tuesday 120 active cases – 48 imported and 72 of local transmission, ensuring that these infected people are in isolation.

The health authority also made it known that the number of inpatients at the Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital, in Funchal, increased from two to five in the last 24 hours, with two patients being in the intensive care unit.

Another 30 people are confined to a hotel unit and the rest remain in their own accommodation.

The Madeira regional health authority points out that 64 situations are being considered “related to travelers identified at the airport, contacts with positive cases or other reported situations”.

In active surveillance of contacts of positive cases, there are 446 people in the various municipalities of Madeira and Porto Santo and 30,520 travelers using the Madeira Safe application, refers the DRS in the same note.

The bulletin points out that 11 more recovered cases were registered, with Madeira “accounting for 9,611 recovered cases of Covid-19”, and maintaining the 73 deaths associated with the disease since 29 June.

According to data released this Tuesday by the General Directorate of Health, in Madeira 10,104 cases of Covid-19 and 70 deaths are reported.

The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira publish their data daily, which may not coincide with the information provided in the DGS bulletin.

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 4,044,816 deaths worldwide, among more than 187.2 million cases of infection by the new coronavirus, according to the most recent report by the Agence France-Presse.

In Portugal, since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,173 people have died and 912,406 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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