Positive cases move to new high
Madeira yesterday announced another record number of new positive cases of COVID-19 recorded in the previous 24 hours, with a total of 2,166 infected. 51 of these are imported with the balance of 2115 being attributed to local transmission. The epidemiological bulletin reports 1,544 recovered, so the total number of active cases is 10,907. Among the active cases, 291 are imported cases and 10,616 are locally transmitted.
There is one death to report., with an 82-year-old man being the 143rd death associated with covid-19 in Madeira. The patient was vaccinated but had associated comorbidities.
There are 88 people hospitalised at the main Dr Nélio Mendonça hospital in Funchal (photo), 5 of them in the intensive care unit. There are also 49 people who are in isolation in a hotel unit and the rest are in their own accommodation.
Update January 14:
Cases remain over 2,000: Today, there are 2,006 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in RAM. These are 25 imported cases and 1,981 cases of local transmission. There are still 647 more recovered, with the Region with 12,266 active cases, of which 321 are imported cases and 11,945 are of local transmission.
Update January 15:
Madeira has, for the third consecutive day, more than two thousand new cases identified in just 24 hours. This Saturday (Jan 15), the daily epidemiological bulletin of the Regional Health Directorate reports 2,034 new infections with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
1105 people are classed as recovered, leaving the total number of active cases in the Region as 13,193. Unfortunately, another two deaths have been attributed to the disease. taking the total so far to 145 deaths since the start of the pandemic. One was a 64-year-old and the other aged 85. Both were vaccinated and had associated comorbidities.
Update January 16:
Madeira today registered another 1,455 cases of covid-19, according to the epidemiological bulletin issued this Sunday by the Regional Health Directorate. Of these confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection, 20 are imported cases and 1,435 are cases of local transmission.
There were another 1,030 recovered cases to report, adds the DRS, noting that there are now 13,617 active cases, of which 365 are imported cases and 13,252 are of local transmission.
Update January 17:
Today sees 2,071 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in Madeira. These are 17 imported cases and 2,054 cases of local transmission. There are another 1,681 recovered, with the Region currently accounting for 14,006 active cases, of which 353 are imported cases and 13,653 are locally transmitted.
Update January 18:
Today, there are 2,169 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection to be reported in Madeira. These are 29 imported cases and 2140 cases of local transmission. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing. This is an all-time high, setting an unwelcome new record.
There are another1,681 recovered cases, with the Region now having 14,494 active cases, of which 317 are imported and 14,177 are locally transmitted.
Update January 19:
Madeira today recorded 1,605 more cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection. There are 44 imported cases and 1,561 cases of local transmission. There are 1,969 classed as recovered, with the Region currently accounting for 14,127 active cases, of which 322 are imported and 13,805 are locally transmitted.
Madeira recorded, this Wednesday, two more deaths associated with covid-19, announced a moment ago, a source from the Regional Secretariat for Health and Civil Protection. The first two patients were 66 and 76 years old. One of them was vaccinated, both had associated comorbidities. The third death today was a 91-years-old patient, vaccinated but with associated comorbidities. All died at Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça, with the Autonomous Region of Madeira now accounting to date for a total of 150 deaths associated with COVID-19.
Update January 20:
Today there are 1,927 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in Madeira. These are 47 imported cases and 1,880 cases of local transmission. There are another 2,124 recovered, with the Region now having 13,928 active cases, of which 327 are imported cases and 13,601 are locally transmitted. There are two more deaths associated with covid-19 to be regretted.
Update January 21:
Today saw1,583 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in Madeira. There are 40 imported cases and 1,543 cases of local transmission. There are 1,746 more recovered, with the Region now accounting for 13,760 active cases, of which 331 are imported cases and 13,429 are locally transmitted.
Unfortunately, Madeira recorded 5 deaths today.
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:
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