COVID-19: Christmas sees new high

295 new positive cases

Ambulance dealing with COVID victims

On Christmas day, 295 new cases of COVID-19 infection were reported in Madeira, the highest daily number since the start of the pandemic. The Region now counts 17452 confirmed cases of Coronavirus. These are 9 imported cases and 286 cases of local transmission.

Also yesterday, 174 people were classed as having recovered from COVID-19, with the Region now accounting for 15351 recovered cases.

Sadly there was another death registered on this December 25th, 2021 – a 97-year-old with comorbidities, not vaccinated. The total now moves to 129 deaths. 32 people remain in hospital (none in intensive care, and 90 people remain in a dedicated hotel unit in Funchal.

Update: December 26:

Today (Boxing Day), the Regional Secretariat for Health and Civil Protection reported 178 new cases of infection by SARS-CoV-2 in Madeira, so that the region now counts 17,630 confirmed cases of COVID-19. These are 17 imported cases and 161 cases of local transmission.

The total number of active cases has reached 2021 – a new record during the pandemic, with the previous high being 2007 on January 30 this year. 28 remain in hospital (none in ICU) and 95 people remain in the dedicated hotel unit.

Update: December 27:

Madeira registered today over 325 new positive cases of COVID-19. These are 19 imported and 306 cases of local transmissions. There are a further 190 recovered, with the Region currently accounting for 2,155 active cases of covid-19.

There is one more death associated with covid in the Region to be regretted. The patient was 82 years old, was not vaccinated, and had associated comorbidities.

Update: December 28:

Today saw yet another record high 371 new cases of COVID-19. These are 16 imported infections and 355 are locally transmitted. There is also a record of 187 classed as recovered.

Today also saw two more deaths to be mourned. Two patients, a 60-year-old man and an 87-year-old woman, with associated comorbidities who died at the Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital. One patient was vaccinated and the other was not. The Autonomous Region of Madeira accounts to date a total of 132 deaths associated with the new coronavirus.

Update: December 29:

There are 310 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in Madeira today. These are 11 imported cases and 299 of local transmission. There are another 153 cases recorded as recovered, with the Region now having 2,494 active cases, of which 134 are imported and 2,360 are of local transmission.

The graphic below is from the Diario and shows the number of active cases of COVID-19 in Madeira each day since the start of the year:

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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

New restrictions: a detailed updated explanation of the latest regulations can be found here

3 thoughts on “COVID-19: Christmas sees new high”

  1. Unbelievable that an unvaccinated 97 year old with comorbidities survived 21 months through this deadly pandemic.

    The island have had 17 400 positive tests, of which 132 people have possibly died within 28 days of a positive covid test.

    With an infection fatality rate of only 0.756%, it is considerably less then the world average death by population rate of 0.84% in normal times.

    Madeira has such a high jab rate, that all these new “cases” will undoubtedly be 2x/3x jabbed.

    Enough of this bull, it’s endemic, return the world to normal niw


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