Covid infections fall

Madeira recorded 2,808 infections between April 5th and 11th

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JM reports on information from the Directorate-General for Health, which refers to 984 fewer cases of Covid infection compared to the previous week.

In the report released by the Directorate-General for Health for the period between 5 and 11 April, regarding cases of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, it is mentioned that the Autonomous Region of Madeira recorded 2,808 cases in those seven days (984 less than the previous week) and five deaths (less four).

Previously the Regional Health Directorate had stopped providing this information, limiting itself to the daily bulletin regarding the number of hospitalizations and, eventually, also deaths.

In the same period of time, in the Azores, there were 2,454 new cases (down 468) and four deaths (minus two).

Nationally, according to the DGS, the week in question accounted for 59,434 cases of infection and 145 deaths associated with covid-19. According to the DGS, the age group between 40 and 49 years old continues to be the one with the highest number of cases within seven days (9,805), followed by people between 50 and 59 years old (8,701), while children up to nine years old were the group with the fewest infections (3,052), followed by the elderly aged 80 and over (4,054).

More Covid-connected deaths

According to the hospitalization bulletin this last Thursday (April 14) by hospital administration authority SESARAM, Madeira recorded another three deaths due to complications related to the infection by covid-19.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Region has recorded 257 deaths of patients infected with the new coronavirus.

As for hospitalizations, the balance of the regional health authorities shows that 72 patients are hospitalized with covid-19, three of which are in the intensive care unit.

In terms of age group, the majority of inpatients are over 65 years old (54 patients, three in intensive care), followed by inpatients aged between 18 and 65 years (16) and, finally, users between 0 and 17 years old (two).

With regard to vaccination, 11 users are not vaccinated, 26 have a complete vaccination schedule, one has started inoculation and 34 already have a booster dose.

Previous 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 Diario reported later that SESARAM later adjusted this figure to just one death, although, strangely, their total remained at 259 deaths to date.

There is a decrease in hospitalizations (66), six less than yesterday. The hospitalization bulletin for today also notes that the number of hospitalizations in intensive care due to Covid has increased, with 4 patients in ICU, all over 65 years old.

Previous update April 22:

Madeira had 563 fewer new cases of Covid-19 in the last week when compared to the previous week. According to the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), between 12 and 18 April, 2,240 new cases of Covid-19 associated with Madeira were identified.

Nationally, in the same period, a total of 60,083 new infections by SARS-CoV-2 were recorded.

Previous update April 30:

Madeira has recorded another death associated with the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The total number of deaths of patients with Covid-19 thus rises, in the Region, to 271, since the beginning of the pandemic.

Regarding the number of patients hospitalized in the covid-19 area in the SESARAM health units, this showed a decrease, from 42 to 33 people hospitalized.

Previous update May 1:

The hospitalization bulletin issued this Sunday by SESARAM reports that 35 patients infected with Covid-19 are currently hospitalized, two more in relation to the last update of the document.

The majority of inpatients are still over 65 years old (23 users), followed by inpatients aged between 18 and 65 years (12 inpatients). Currently, there are no minors in inpatient units in the Region dedicated to Covid-19.

No more deaths associated with the virus have been recorded.

COVID-19 in Madeira: previous updates can be found in an earlier post

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