COVID-19: Madeira averaging just 5 cases/day

65 cases so far in June.

Testing centre for COVID cases at the main hospital

Yesterday the Institute of Health Administration IASAÚDE announced four more positive cases of COVID-19 recorded over the previous 24-hour period (the photo is of the main PCR testing unit at the main Dr Nélio Mendonça hospital in Funchal). These were three imported, two from the United Kingdom and one from the Lisbon/Vale do Tejo region, and one of local transmission.

Looking at the figures for the days from May 31, when there was just one positive test, the total for June has reached just 65 cases, with the Region averaging just 5 per day.

With the latest update, there have been 9,525 positive tests since March 16, 2020, the date the first instance of COVID-19 in the Region was detected. 12 more were also reported as recovered, bringing that total to 9,387. There are therefore now 66 active cases, compared to 74 the day before. The 66 active instances constitute 19 imported cases and 47 of local transmission.

Regarding the isolation of active cases, three people are hospitalized at the Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital, all in Polyvalent Units, and seven people are isolated in a dedicated hotel unit, with the rest remaining in their own accommodation.

Update June 13:

Six new cases announced today, one from Spain and the remainder by local transmission. Unusually, just two cases were classified as recovered, so the number of active cases rose slightly for the first time in a while.

Update June 14:

In the last 24 hours Madeira has registered 8 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection. These are 3 imported cases (1 from the Lisbon/Vale do Tejo Region, 1 from the Central Region and 1 from the South Region) and 5 cases of local transmission. There is also a record of seven more recovered cases.

Update June 15:

First day without local transmission

Today saw 3 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in Madeira., all imported cases, 1 from the Lisbon/Vale do Tejo region, 1 from the United Kingdom, and 1 from Spain. There are another 12 recovered cases.

Update June 16:

Today there are 8 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Madeira reported. These are 3 imported cases (1 from Venezuela and 2 from the Lisbon/Tagus Valley region) and 5 cases of local transmission. There is also a record of 9 more recovered cases.

Update June 17:

Today saw 12 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in the Region. These are 6 imported cases (2 from South Africa, 3 from Venezuela and 1 from Denmark) and 6 cases of local transmission. & cases are classed as recovered.

Update June 18:

Madeira today registers another six cases of Covid-19. These are 2 imported cases (1 from Italy and 1 from the UK) and 4 cases of local transmission. There are four more recovered cases.

Update June 19:

Today there are 5 new cases of infection by SARS-CoV-2 in Madeira. This is 1 case imported from the Lisbon/Vale do Tejo region and 4 cases of local transmission, 4 cases are recorded as recovered.

Update June 20:

The Regional Directorate of Health says that the Region registered, today, 4 new cases of infection by SARS-CoV-2, so it now counts 9577 confirmed cases. These are 3 imported cases (1 from the Lisbon/Vale do Tejo Region, 1 from South Africa, and 1 from the United Kingdom) and 1 case of local transmission. 

Update June 21:

Today there are 3 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in Madeira, all of local transmission. There are still 7 more recovered cases repoerted

Update June 22:

Today sees 9 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in the Region. These are 2 imported cases (1 from the Lisbon/Vale do Tejo Region and 1 from Cameroon) and 7 cases of local transmission. There are still 2 recovered cases, with the Region currently accounting for 67 active cases, of which 26 are imported and 41 are of local transmission.

Update June 23:

Madeira today announced 11 more cases of Covid-19 in the previous 24 hours. These are 4 imported cases (3 from the Lisbon Region and 1 from Slovakia) and 7 cases of local transmission. There are 6 more recovered cases reported. 

Update June 24:

Today there are 3 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in Madeira, 1 case imported from South Africa and 2 cases of local transmission. There is also a record of 8 more recovered cases.

Update June 25:

Today sees 9 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported. This is 1 case imported from the Lisbon/Tagus Valley region and 8 cases of local transmission. Calheta is, at the moment, the county with the most active cases, totaling 16. The epidemiological bulletin advances with 11 more recovered cases

Update June 26:

The Regional Health Directorate is currently reporting 7 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Madeira today – 1 case imported from the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region and 6 cases of local transmission.

Update June 27:

The Regional Directorate of Health reported today five new cases of infection in the Region, so that the region now counts 9,624 confirmed cases of covid-19. These are 5 cases of local transmission. There are 5 more recovered cases. The death toll remains at 72 and there are currently 61 active cases.

Update June 28:

Madeira now registered another 3 cases of COVID-19. These are 1 case imported from Russia and 2 cases of local transmission. There are now 7 more recovered cases to report.

Update June 29:

Today sees 15 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in Madeira. There are 4 imported cases (3 from the Lisbon/Vale do Tejo Region and 1 from Venezuela) and 11 cases of local transmission. There is also an indication of 4 more recovered cases and one mortal victim.

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:

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 in an earlier post

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

4 thoughts on “COVID-19: Madeira averaging just 5 cases/day”

  1. It is quite an achievement to get cases down so low – the authorities have done a good job on keeping local transmissions down. Imported cases are increasing relative to local, and they are more likely to observe quarantine than the locals.

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