… and Madeira moves to “extremely high risk” level
Both local papers lead with the headline that the Region reached a new record high yesterday when 325 cases in the previous 24 hours were announced by the Regional Secretariat for Health and Civil Protection. More details as usual on the link below which is updated daily.
Also at a new record high is the number of people testing positive for Coronavirus and subsequently confined to a dedicated hotel unit in Funchal there are now 102 accommodated at the Pestana Casino Studios. I had always assumed that these were mostly tourists who had failed the test upon arrival, but of course their numbers will have been swollen by students and emigrants returning from the mainland for the holidays.
The Diario also highlights that Madeira as a whole has now moved to the “extremely high risk” category as defined by the EU disease control body. Previously only certain municipalities (Machico, Funchal and Porto Santo) were classified at this level.
JM reports that hundreds of Madeirans with high levels of dependency once again benefited from home consultations this year. Data collected between January and November show a slight increase compared to the same period in 2020. Hospital administration authority SESARAM expects to move forward with a home hospitalization project in early 2022
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
New restrictions: a detailed updated explanation of the latest regulations can be found here