32 cases yesterday
The Regional Directorate of Health (DRS) reported today 32 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Madeira.These are 5 imported cases (2 from the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo Region, 1 from the North Region, 1 from Norway and 1 from the United Kingdom) and 27 cases of local transmission.
In all, there are 157 active cases, of which 30 are imported cases and 127 are local transmission. The progression over the last seven days, worryingly, has been 11 – 15 – 20 – 22 – 12 – 29, plus the 22 announced yesterday. With the nightclubs back in full swing, and people staying there until 8:00 am over this holiday weekend, it is difficult to see these figures falling?
There are seven people admitted to the Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital, none of them in Intensive Care. Another 14 people are isolated in a dedicated hotel unit, the rest remaining in their own accommodation.
There are 95 situations that are currently under consideration by health authorities, and, rather alarmingly, 248 people are being watched after being identified as having come into contact with a positive case.
Update November 1:
Today sees 29 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in Madeira. These are 2 imported cases (1 from Germany and 1 from the Lisbon/ Vale do Tejo region) and 27 cases of local transmission. There are now 178 active cases with 8 more recovered cases to report. There are 222 situations under study.
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:
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
2 thoughts on “COVID-19: upward trend continues slowly”
Looks like the imported cases are staying much the same each day but the increase in local infections will be a concern for Sesarem.
Interesting statistics! If you think that only 14 people are in the hotel unit, but 30 “live” cases have been “imported”, where are the other 16 staying – are they Portuguese from the mainland with their own properties on the island or recuperating with family, or they are from elsewhere (in Europe principally) with their own properties on the island – which would be an unusually high proportion?