Coronavirus: now up to 67 cases

Announcements tomorrow

Announcements expected tomorrow about new regulations due to the number of cases

Both local newspapers report online this afternoon that the region today registered 67 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the previous 24 hours.

The report was released a moment ago. Of these cases, 63 are locally transmitted and four are imported (1 from Poland, 1 from the UK, 1 from Germany and 1 from Italy).

According to the same source, there are now 436 active cases, of which 37 are imported cases and 399 are local transmission.

Regarding the isolation of active cases, 37 people are hospitalized at the main Dr Nélio Mendonça hospital in Funchal (30 in Polyvalent Units and 7 in the Intensive Care Unit dedicated to COVID-19) and 54 people are isolated in a dedicated hotel unit, the rest remaining in their own accommodation.

In total, there are 230 situations that are currently under consideration by the health authorities, these being related to travellers identified at the airport, contacts with positive cases or others.

Press conference tomorrow

The president of the Regional Government addresses tomorrow, at 5:00 pm, in a press conference, organized by videoconference, the issues relating to health control measures for COVID-19.

Update November 18:

The Regional Health Directorate reported 52 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Madeira. Seven cases are imported: two from the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, one from Georgia, one from the Netherlands, one from Spain, one from Finland and one from Denmark. The remaining 45 cases were identified as being of local transmission.

In the last 24 hours, 35 people were reported to have been recovered. The Region registered today one more death associated with COVID-19. To date, the pandemic has claimed the lives of 84 people in Madeira.

Update November 19:

Today there are 60 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in Madeira. These are 4 imported cases (2 from Belgium, 1 from Finland and 1 from Austria) and 56 of local transmission.

There are 47 more recovered, so currently the Region has 464 active cases, of which 40 are imported and 424 are of local transmission.

Today there was one more fatal victim, bringing to 85 the number of deaths associated with COVID-19 in Madeira.

Update November 20:

Madeira yesterday recorded another 66 new cases. There is one case imported from the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, with the other 65 cases being transmitted locally.

There were also two more deaths attributed to the disease. One was a 91-year-old patient with associated comorbidities, the other a 52-year-old patient, also with associated diseases. The Autonomous Region of Madeira accounts to date a total of 87 deaths associated with covid-19.

Update November 21:

Madeira accounts, this Sunday, 77 new infections from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, according to the Regional Directorate of Health. According to the latest epidemiological bulletin, 74 cases are of local transmission, with the remaining three cases being imported – two from the Lisbon/ Vale do Tejo region and one from Spain. There are 55 recovered cases to report. There are currently 514 active cases, of which 38 are imported cases and 476 are local transmission.

Madeira also registered another two deaths due to Covid-19 this Sunday. According to a note from the Regional Health Department, the latest was a 65-year-old patient with associated comorbidities. Earlier in the day another victim of covid-19 died at Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça. This patient is 79 years old, with associated comorbidities.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira now accounts, to date, for a total of 89 deaths associated with COVID-19.

Update November 22:

Today sees 70 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Madeira. These are 3 imported cases (2 from the Lisbon/Vale do Tejo region and 1 from the North Region) and 67 cases of local transmission. There are a further 38 recovered cases, with the Region accounting for 544 active cases, of which 39 are imported and 505 are of local transmission.

Update November 23:

Madeira has today 62 new cases of covid-19 and 60 recovered. There are also two more deaths from the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus – a 67-year-old man and a 75-year-old woman, both with comorbidities – taking the total in the Region to 93.

Just three of the new cases are imported – one each from the UK, the Canary Islands, and the northern region of the mainland. The remaining 59 are through local transmission.

The report of the Regional Directorate of Health gives an account of 57 people hospitalized, four of which are in intensive care. There are 544 active cases, of which 35 are imported cases and 509 are of local transmission.

Four more cases in schools have been reported in the last 24 hours.

The graphic below is from the Diario and shows the number of active cases in Madeira since the start of the year:

COVID-19 in Madeira: previous 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

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