3 more Covid deaths

Death rate jumps

Covid ward in Madeira where there have been three more deaths

Following on from the earlier post about the situation being worse now than this time last year. This has been further emphasised by the sad news this morning that there have been three more deaths in the Region attributed to COVID-19.

All three patients died this today, Tuesday, all with associated comorbidities, at the main Dr Nélio Mendonça hospital in Funchal. In addition to the death of a 95-year-old woman, announced early this morning, the regional health authority also ended up reporting two more deaths, being two men, aged 84 and 79, again with associated comorbidities.

To date, the Region now accounts for a total of 83 deaths associated with COVID-19. The plateau in the graph below from the Diario was only reached at the end of March as the total number of deaths reached 71

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

Travel latest: requirements for entering and leaving Madeira: is kept up-to-date on a previous post

14 thoughts on “3 more Covid deaths”

  1. Very sad that 3 elderly folk have died apparently from covid but bear in mind all 3 were suffering from other health problems. With a bit of luck this will convince more to get their jabs.

    • As stated, it was with covid, not from it. And they were all probably vaccinated, but with comorbidities, anyone’s health is at risk despite their vaccine status.

      • Of course, you have no idea whether they were vaccinated or not. Neither do you have any idea how long these people would have lived had they not caught Covid. I find it abhorrent when people make comments that suggest it doesn’t matter if “old people” and/or those with underlying conditions die because of Covid. Try telling that to a young person with Asthma!

  2. Very unhelpful reporting. “three more deaths in the Region attributed to COVID-19”, when in reality, even according to your own words, “all with associated comorbidities”, so, admittedly without seeing the death certificates, it was very probable that these people’s deaths were NOT attributed to covid. They probably had many other health conditions as well, so you might just as easily report that their deaths were “attributed” to ingrowing toenails or whatever else. RIP.

    • Agree wholeheartedly with you Peter …. reporting like this is bound to scare so many people … am sure that if perhaps these patients had flu the outcome could possibly be the same. With sincere condolences to the families and friends concerned ……. but reporters do need to be taken to task for this sort of ‘Shock Headline’ reporting ….. especially with winter almost upon us ….

      • If you knew of perfectly fit, healthy people who have succumbed to this awful disease and died a horrible death without friends or family around them, you would not be so casual in your attitude. That is not how people who contract ‘flu progress, let alone die!

  3. Worldwide Search Trend For “Died Suddenly” Spikes To Record Highs

    I notice one Google search trend that has erupted worldwide.

    The search term “died suddenly” has spiked to an all-time high in the last two months, with data going back to 2004.

  4. An aside on a semi-relevant blog item.

    I was able to submit my information and a photo of my dual vaccination EU certificate to Madeira Safe today.

    They are yet to confirm it but all including the qr code looks fine on the site.

    Why write this?

    Because today is the 17th of November and I arrive in Madeira on the 6th of December. (A bit more than 48 hours before…)

    (Odd only is on the first page date of arrival is 12/06/2021 (US norm) even though other pages spell out December 6th.)

      • > Don’t forget to log in regularly after your holiday to keep your account active & live.

        Was the “after” what you meant to write?

        If so, do you have any idea how often is needed (back in May) ?

        [I’m already once a month accessing my bank via their app because that means free Internet banking. If I access it only via a browser I have to pay. (So browser+app usage is free whereas ‘browser usage only’ isn’t. How mad is that? Well I asked the bank help function and they told me just to access the app every month or so to avoid costs !! Click, click, hello app, bye app …) The other “joke” is that they claim using the app is safer but then allow you to specify that the app doesn’t need to ask for credentials whereas accessing via the browser there’s no such option ….]

  5. As far as I am aware, the UK daily reports are for deaths that occur within 28 days of testing positive for covid regardless of what the death certificate will eventually say. Weekly/monthly reports are for deaths where covid is on the death certificate. This is to allow for statistics to be gathered quickly rather than wait for the certificates that will always lag behind.


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