COVID-19: now cases drop dramatically

Just 8 cases in last 24 hours.

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New cases drop: The statistics issued by the Regional Government are making it very difficult to glean any consistent trend with regard to the number of cases occurring in Madeira, with the good news after yesterday’s worrying news, being that just eight cases were detected in the Autonomous Region of Madeira in the last 24 hours, according to the daily bulletin issued this Sunday afternoon by the Institute of Health Administration IASAÚDE.

Of the eight new cases, two are imported (1 from Belgium and 1 from the Lisbon/Tagus Valley region) and six cases of local transmission.

Update May 17:

I reassuring trend, the number announced today remains low, with just 9 more new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in Madeira. This is 1 case imported from the Lisbon/Tagus Valley Region and 8 cases of local transmission.

There are another 21 more cases recovered in the Region which results in a reversal of the recent trend in the graph below.

Update May 18:

The Regional Health Directorate today reports 17 new cases of infection by SARS-CoV-2, so the region now counts 9280 confirmed cases of COVID-19. All are cases of local transmission, most of which are already associated with positive case contacts. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing. There are another 17 more recovered cases to report. RAM now counts 8969 recovered cases.

Currently, there are 240 active cases, of which 18 are imported cases and 222 are locally transmitted.

In the context of the operation of screening travelers in the ports and airports of RAM, a cumulative total of 202,081 harvests for the RT-PCR test is reported to covid-19, carried out until 3:30 pm today.

In total, to date, the samples processed for RT-PCR testing in the Clinical Pathology laboratories in the Region amount to 411,859.

With regard to the Rapid Antigen Tests, a total of 54,933 tests have been carried out to date.

Update May 19:

Today there are 15 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in the Region. These are 3 cases imported from the Lisbon/Vale do Tejo Region and 12 cases of local transmission. There is also a record of 12 more recovered cases

Update May 20:

The last 24 hours saw 22 new cases announced in Madeira. These are two imported cases, one from Spain and another from the Lisbon/Vale de Tejo region, with the remainder being by local transmission. 16 cases have been recorded as recovered.

Update May 21:

The Regional Health Directorate today reports 25 new cases of COVID-19 in the Region. Of these, 24 are locally transmitted. The only imported case is from France.

There are currently 263 active cases in Madeira, 21 imported and 242 of local transmission. At Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça there are five people hospitalized in multipurpose units and 10 are in isolation in a dedicated hotel unit.

Update May 22:

Today, in Madeira, 18 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection are reported, so the region now counts 9360 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the outset of the pandemic. This is 1 case imported from Poland and 17 cases of local transmission. Today, there are also 16 more recovered cases to report

According to the Regional Health Directorate, there are 265 currently active cases, of which 19 are imported cases and 246 locally transmitted. 7 people are hospitalized at the Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital (7 people in Multipurpose Units and 0 in the Intensive Care Unit dedicated to COVID-19) and 11 people are in isolation at a dedicated hotel unit, the rest remaining in their own accommodation.

Update May 23:

Today, there are 14 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in Madeira. This is 1 case imported from Moldova and 13 cases of local transmission, most of which are already associated with positive case contacts. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing. There are 11 more recovered cases reported.

Update May 24:

Today Madeira has 13 new cases of COVID-19, all of which are locally transmitted. In terms of recovered, there were another 14.

Update May 25:

Today there are 13 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in the Region. These are 2 imported cases (1 from the Northern Region and 1 from Poland) and 11 cases of local transmission. There are 16 more cases recovered, with RAM currently accounting for 263 active cases, of which 18 are imported and 245 are locally transmitted.

Today there was yet another death, a 90-year-old patient with associated comorbidities, who died at Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça from a nursing home.

Update May 26:

Today sees 16 new cases of covid-19 in the Region, of which three are imported, two from the Porto region and one from the Lisbon/Vale do Tejo region. The rest are due to local transmission. There are also 19 recovered, according to the daily bulletin.

According to the same source, there are 260 active cases, of which 21 are imported cases and 239 are locally transmitted. Regarding the isolation of active cases, 10 people are hospitalized at Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça (8 people in Multipurpose Units and 2 in the Intensive Care Unit dedicated to COVID-19) and 17 people are in isolation in a dedicated hotel unit, The remainder are in their own accommodation.

Update May 27:

Today, the region has six positive cases, all of which are locally transmitted, and 41 have recovered.

Update May 28:

This Friday, Madeira recorded 11 more cases of COVID-19. There are 29 recovered,

Update May 29:

The Regional Health Directorate today reports 12 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Madeira. This is 1 case imported from France and 11 cases of local transmission. 25 recovered cases are reported.

Update May 30:

15 new cases are reported today, being 1 case imported from the Czech Republic and 14 cases of local transmission. There are also 16 more recovered cases reported today.

The graphic below is from the Diario and shows the total number of active cases of COVID-19 each day since the start of the year. The progress of the vaccination program is also now tracked:

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A new tab has been added to the top of each page with a link to resources dealing with COVID-19 in Madeira – this covers the latest government regulations on travel to the island, how to get a PCR test, and many other links that will be useful to people wanting to travel to and from Madeira

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.

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