COVID-19: Four-month low

Positive cases lowest since Dec 8.

Ambulance arriving at the hospital with COVID case

Both local newspapers report that the incidence of positive cases of COVID-19 has fallen to a four-month low, with the Region announcing yesterday just 14 new cases in the previous 24 hours. These are three imported cases (two from Lithuania and one from Spain) and the rest from local transmission.

Not since December 8 last year, when 13 cases were reported by the Institute of Health Administration IASAÚDE has there been such a low daily value.
Yesterday’s figures also saw the recovery of 17 patients – the archipelago now has 360 active cases, of which 19 are imported cases and 341 are locally transmitted.

Regarding the isolation of active cases, the daily bulletin stated that 13 people are hospitalized at the main Dr Nélio Mendonça hospital in Funchal (11 people in Multipurpose Units and 2 in the Intensive Care Unit dedicated to COVID-19) and 19 people are isolated in a dedicated hotel unit, with the rest remaining in their own accommodation.

There are 56 situations that are currently being considered by health authorities, these being related to travelers identified at the airport, contacts with positive cases or other situations reported to the various health authorities. 11566 people are also being accompanied by the authorities, using the MadeiraSafe application.

Update April 5:

There have been 19 new cases of covid-19 infection recorded in the Region in the past 24 hours. One of the new cases is imported from Venezuela, with the remaining 18 cases being due to local transmission.

Update April 6:

According to the bulletin of the regional health authorities today, 20 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Autonomous Region of Madeira. This is 1 case imported from France and 19 cases of local transmission. 

A further 28 people were reported to have recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 infection

Update April 7:

Today there are 25 new cases of COVID-19 infection in RAM. These are 3 imported cases (2 from Austria and 1 from the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region) and 22 cases of local transmission. This is the highest value recorded during this month of April. There are still 25 more cases recovered.

Update April 8:

The Regional Health Directorate today registers 24 new cases of infection by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in Madeira, with 29 more recovered. All cases reported this Thursday are of local transmission.

The graphic below is from the Diario and shows the total number of active cases of COVID-19 each day over the last three weeks:

COVID-19 in Madeira: previous daily updates can be found on an earlier post.

Vaccinations in Madeira: updates can be found on an earlier post.

4 thoughts on “COVID-19: Four-month low”

  1. Similar story in UK. I am not allowed foreign travel although vaccinated and could be fined £5000 for doing so but incoming visitors are allowed in on spurious excuses as long as they have had a covid test and self isolate. Bemusing.


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