COVID-19: numbers rise relentlessly
Both local papers report on the Region recording the highest single-day total of positive cases yesterday. According to the Institute of Health Administration IASAÚDE yesterdays daily bulletin reported 115 new positive cases, with the Region now having had a total of 2585 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
These are 2 imported cases (1 from the United Kingdom and 1 from the Lisbon/Tagus Valley region) and 113 cases of local transmission, most of which are already associated with positive case contacts or within the context of other cases. There are 42 more recovered cases to report. The region now counts 1412 recovered cases of COVID-19.
JM leads with the headline that the health services are expecting a January full of positive cases.
Câmara de Lobos
The same newspaper reports that the municipality of Câmara de Lobos had a difficult day in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. On Saturday alone, the epidemiological situation presented by health authorities revealed 38 more cases of infection.
In total, 383 people have already tested positive for the covid-19 disease in Câmara de Lobos. The recovered number 195.
Funchal remains the municipality with the most positive cases confirmed daily. Saturday saw 51 more infections registered in the Madeiran capital. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Funchal has recorded 932 positive cases, 452 of which were reported as recovered. This was also the county where most people died – 12 so far.
Update Jan 10:
The three most populous municipalities in Madeira account for 88% of the 93 new cases of coronavirus infection in the Region announced this Sunday.
According to the information provided by the Regional Health Directorate, the municipal distribution of new cases recorded in the 24 hours prior to Sunday is as follows: Funchal 40, Santa Cruz 23, Câmara de Lobos 19, Ribeira Brava 4, Porto Santo 3 and Machico 1. The remaining three newly infected are imported cases.
Update Jan 11:
Today there are 88 new positive cases reported. These are 7 imported cases (5 from the Lisbon /Tagus Valley Region, 1 from the Northern Region, and 1 from the Central Portugal Region) and 81 cases of local transmission
Câmara de Lobos reported today a total of 432 infections by the new coronavirus, 30 more than yesterday. Santa Cruz has 17 more cases. Funchal had 28
Sadly, two patients (aged 89 and 69 years) admitted to the COVID-19 Polyvalent Unit, with associated complications, died at Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça. To date, the Region has had a total of 20 deaths associated with coronavirus.
Update Jan 12:
Today saw 95 new positive cases reported in the previous 24 hours. These are 6 imported cases (2 from the Lisbon/Tagus Valley Region, 2 from the United Kingdom, 1 from Spain, and 1 from the Czech Republic) and 89 cases of local transmission, most of them already associated with contacts or contexts of positive cases.
Update Jan 13:
Today there are 106 new positive cases reported. These are 4 imported cases (2 from the United Kingdom, 1 from Italy and 1 from the Lisbon/Tagus Valley region) and 102 cases of local transmission.
Two patients (91 and 98 years old) died today due to COVID-19 in Madeira. The patients were hospitalized in the Multipurpose Unit of the disease, and had associated complications.
Update Jan 14:
Today saw 111 new positive cases reported. These are 3 imported cases (2 from Germany and 1 from the Lisbon/Tagus Valley region) and 108 cases of local transmission. With a new death to be reported today, the Region now has a total of 23 deaths associated with COVID-19. There are 1,404 active cases, of which 128 are imported cases and 1,276 are cases of local transmission.
Update Jan 15:
Today there are 140 new positive cases to report. These are 6 imported cases (4 from the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Region, 1 from the United Kingdom and 1 from Brazil) and 134 cases of local transmission, most of which are already associated with positive case contacts or contexts. Epidemiological investigations of the cases are still ongoing.
Today there are 41 more recovered cases to report. The Region counts, to date, a total of 23 deaths associated with COVID-19.
Update Jan 16:
Today Madeira has 117 more cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases to 1,509. Four imported cases were identified – one from the Lisbon/Tagus Valley region, one from Spain, one from Switzerland, and one from Venezuela – and 113 cases of local transmission.
The epidemiological bulletin also reports 107 more recovered cases to report. The region now accounts for a total of 1,799 recovered cases.
COVID-19 in Madeira: previous daily updates can be found on an earlier post.