Covid cases fall

Lowest since the start of the year

Covid graphic as cases fall

JM reports that according to the Covid bulletin issued yesterday afternoon (Jan 23) by the Regional Directorate for Health, who release the daily updates there are 875 new cases of positive Covid infections in the archipelago in the last 24 hours.

The figure announced for the previous 24-hour period was the lowest since the beginning of the year, with the Region having accumulated 56,853 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Among the 875 new cases of Covid infection reported, 856 were locally transmitted and 19 were imported.

The value announced today is the lowest since the beginning of the year, with the Region having accumulated 56,853 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Among the 875 new instances of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported, 856 were locally transmitted and 19 were imported.

With regard to the recovered, the bulletin reports 1,779 newly recorded as such, leaving 11,721 active cases, in the Region of which 289 are imported cases and 11,432 are locally transmitted.

Regarding the isolation of active cases, 77 people are hospitalized at Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça (73 in Multipurpose Units and 4 in the Intensive Care Unit dedicated to COVID-19) and 40 people are in isolation in a dedicated hotel unit, the rest remaining in their own accommodation

Yesterday, another death was also announced, bringing the total to 158 deaths. This is a 59-year-old vaccinated patient with associated comorbidities.

Update January 24:

Today saw the levels rise again back above the 1,000 mark, with1,196 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in Madeira. These are 18 imported cases and 1,178 cases of local transmission. There are 2,039 recovered, with the Region now accounting for 10,877 active cases, of which 244 are imported cases and 10,633 are locally transmitted.

There is one more mortal victim to mourn. This was a patient (92 years old), unvaccinated, with associated comorbidities.

Update January 25:

Today sees 1,246 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in RAM, of which 26 are imported and 1,220 are cases of local transmission. There are a further 2,039 recovered, with the Region currently accounting for 10,083 active cases, of which 215 are imported cases and 9,868 are locally transmitted.

Another patient died today in Madeira from complications caused by Covid – an 85-year-old woman with associated comorbidities, who was not vaccinated.

Update January 26:

Today there are 1,079 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in RAM. There are 21 imported cases and 1,058 cases of local transmission. There are1,694 recovered, with the Region now accounting for 9,467 active cases, of which 209 are imported cases and 9,258 are locally transmitted.

Another patient died of covid-19 today. This was a patient (97 years old), vaccinated, with associated comorbidities.

Update January 27:

Today there are 1,105 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in RAM. These are 15 imported cases and 1,090 cases of local transmission. There are also1,470 recovered, with the Region now accounting for 9,102 active cases, of which 200 are imported cases and 8,902 are locally transmitted.

Update January 28:

The Regional Health Directorate reports today another 1,011 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in RAM. These are 8 imported cases and 1,003 cases of local transmission. 1304 cases are recorded as recovered.

Today also saw the death of a patient, 85 years old, vaccinated but with associated comorbidities.

Update January 29:

Madeira today registered 862 new cases of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, according to figures released by the Regional Health Directorate. Thirty are imported cases and 832 are of local transmission.

There are 1,542 recovered cases announced this Saturday in the daily epidemiological bulletin, so there are now 8,092 active cases, of which 193 are imported cases and 7,899 are locally transmitted.

Update January 30:

In the last 24 hours, the Region added another 600 cases of covid-19, bringing the number of confirmed infections to 63,952, of which 162 resulted in deaths. 11 are imported and 589 are locally transmitted.

According to the report by the regional authorities, there are also 1,207 cases recovered, bringing the total so far to 56,305 patients now free of covid-19. There are 7,485 active cases, of which 190 are imported cases and 7,295 are locally transmitted.

Regarding the isolation of active cases, 81 people are hospitalized at Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça (75 in Multipurpose Units and 6 in the Intensive Care Unit dedicated to COVID-19) and just 17 people remain in isolation in a dedicated hotel unit, the rest remaining in their own accommodation.

Update January 31:

Today there are 766 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in RAM. These are 18 imported cases and 748 cases of local transmission. There are 1,189 more cases recovered, with the Region accounting for 7,060 active cases, of which 193 are imported and 6,867 are of local transmission.

There are two more fatalities to mourn. According to a note from the Regional Secretariat for Health and Civil Protection, these are a 73-year-old man (vaccinated) and an 87-year-old woman (not vaccinated) with associated comorbidities.

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

Update February 5:

The regional health authorities have stopped issuing daily figures with effect from the start of February so unfortunately, it is no longer possible to post daily updates.

According to the hospitalization report released today, by SESARAM, there are 74 hospitalized patients, of which 5 are in intensive care. There are 69 patients admitted to the multipurpose unit dedicated to covid-19 at Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça, and 5 five are in intensive care.

Update February 7:

With no local statistics being issued on a daily basis by the Regional authorities, the only regularly updated numbers come from the Directorate-General of Health (DGS) in Lisbon, who today attributed 430 new cases to Madeira. According to their count, a total of 67,646 cases have been detected in the Region, together with 179 deaths.

The only local figures announced locally today came from hospital administration authority SESARAM. The numbers presented yesterday account for 641 hospitalized in the Region’s hospitals, of which 66 are hospitalised in the multipurpose unit for Covid-19 and 3 in the intensive care unit for patients with Covid-19. Among the patients admitted to intensive care, there are 2 unvaccinated and 1 fully vaccinated. The total is down from 71 on Saturday.

Update February 12:

The only regularly updated numbers coming from the Directorate-General of Health (DGS) in Lisbon attribute 479 new positive cases to Madeira as of yesterday. The latest total of deaths they allocate to the Region due to the disease is 176.

Update March 1:

The Directorate-General for Health today attributes 504 new cases of covid-19 to Madeira. According to DGS accounts, Madeira has so far recorded 78,928 cases of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 188 deaths.

The bulletin issued this Tuesday, March 1, by SESARAM reports another fatal victim due to complications related to the infection by covid-19. The Region now has a total of 203 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. In terms of hospitalizations, 86 people are in the units for those infected with the new coronavirus, three more than yesterday.

Update March 5:

Madeira registers today, March 5th, 750 new cases of infection by COVID-19, indicates the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) in its national epidemiological bulletin.

The Region thus counts, according to the DGS, 81,547 infected with the new coronavirus. According to the bulletin, RAM maintains to date 189 deaths associated with the disease (14 fewer than those reported by regional health authorities).

Regarding the country, 13,696 more cases and 20 deaths were registered in the last 24 hours.

Update March 10:

Madeira registers today, March 10th, 762 new cases of infection by COVID-19, indicates the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) in its national epidemiological bulletin. The Region thus counts, according to the DGS, a total of 84,855 infected with the new coronavirus.

One more death has been recorded today.

Update March 14:

The hospitalisation report issued this Monday by hospital administration authority SESARAM reports two more deaths in the Region due to complications related to the infection by covid-19. The Region now counts 215 deaths of patients with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Today’s official information reports that 65 patients are currently hospitalized, one of whom is in intensive care.

In terms of age group, it should be noted that the majority of inpatients are over 65 years old (47 users; one of whom is in intensive care), followed by inpatients aged between 18 and 65 years (15 hospitalised ) and, finally, users between 0 and 17 years old (three).

With regard to vaccination, 15 users are not vaccinated, 24 have a complete vaccination schedule and 26 already have a booster dose.

Update March 17:

SESARAM today registers 80 patients hospitalized in the area dedicated to Covid-19, four more than yesterday, according to the hospitalization bulletin released this Thursday.

Only one patient remains in the intensive care unit dedicated to Covid-19, where an unvaccinated patient over 65 remains.

Update April 9:

The hospitalization report issued this Sunday by SESARAM reports one more death in the Region due to complications related to the infection by COVID-19.

Doing the maths, the Region now has 252 deaths of patients infected with the new coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.

With regard to hospitalizations, official indicates that 61 patients are hospitalized in the COVID-19 units, two less than yesterday, and three of them are in intensive care, plus one.

In terms of age group, the majority of inpatients are over 65 years old (42 users; three of whom are in intensive care), followed by inpatients aged between 18 and 65 years (16 hospitalized) and, finally, users between 0 and 17 years old (three).

As for their vaccination staus, 12 patients are not vaccinated, 17 have a complete vaccination schedule and 32 have already had a booster dose.

The total number of admissions to SESARAM units thus stands at 629, with 9.7% referring to users infected with the SAR-CoV-2 virus.

Update April 15:

According to the hospitalization bulletin issued this Good Friday by SESARAM, Madeira records two more deaths associated with COVID-19, bringing the number of deaths in RAM to 259. The decrease in hospitalizations (66) was less six compared to yesterday.

With regard to the age groups of the 66 hospitalized in the covid area, 15 of them are between 18 and 65 years old, 49 of these are over 65 years of age and two minors remain hospitalized.

In addition, it appears that of these 66, 13 are unvaccinated, 18 have a complete vaccination schedule and 33 belong to the group that has booster vaccination, with 2 having started vaccination.

The hospitalization bulletin for today also notes that the number of hospitalizations in intensive care covid has increased, with 4 users now hospitalized in intensive care, all over 65 years old.

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

10 thoughts on “Covid cases fall”

    • One can only hope so, but I fear not. Like many governments, the Portuguese and Madeiran governments have fully bought into the nonsense of masks, even though there is not a single reputable study which shows them to be effective in reducing the spread of viruses. All part of the fear agenda to terrify people into believing they are in danger and that bits of cloth will keep them “safe”. We are booked to come to Madeira in late April, but, barring a miracle, we will be cancelling yet again (4th cancellation). So sad. So unnecessary.

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        • No, I’m saying masks have no effect in terms of reducing the risks of infection. They do however soak up all the bacteria and fungi our lungs are trying to breathe out and create an unhealthy soup on their surface which we breathe in again and which people then smear over door handles etc after they have repeatedly fiddled with them. They also stop us from breathing properly in the lovely air of Madeira. They furthermore function as badges of control as we sheep are forced to wear them for no purpose other than to emphasise that we are being controlled. Every politician by now must know of the masses of studies which show that masks are useless against viruses, and yet they continue in most countries to force them upon people. Why might that be?
          A holiday is meant to be relaxing, so, no, we won’t be coming.

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  1. Thinking the Christmas/New Year large numbers of visitors might bring large wave of cases so moved our usual January visit to late May.
    Pleased for the Island my fears appear not to have been realised but sad thinking of all the things we would be doing just now in Madeira.
    Still we have May to look forward to and the Island in full flower then so a little different.
    We stopped going to Palheiro Gardens a long time ago as they were a touch dull in January but guess they will be a bit more special in May?

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