… over the last month
The Diario carries a report that Madeira was the region of the country that had the fewest positive cases of Covid-19 between the 26th of April and the 2nd of May. According to the latest weekly epidemiological bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), the archipelago is contrary to the national trend and has fewer infections by Covid-19, in this case, 1,447 confirmed cases in the period under analysis.
The data released by the DGS, who are effectively the sole reporting authority after the regional health authorities stopped publishing regular figures, shows that throughout the month of April the positive cases identified in the Region were decreasing – between March 29 and April 4, 3,782 infections were reported, following the ‘fall’ in the following weeks.
In this latest bulletin and when analyzing the issue by region, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo recorded 22,213 cases, 3,497 more than in the previous
period. The Central region accounted for 16,706 cases (plus 5,460) and the North totalled 24,903 cases of infection (plus 7,596).
In Alentejo, 4,821 positive cases were registered (another 1,190) and in the Algarve, there were 2,988 infections with the SARS-CoV-2 virus (a
further 513). As for the Azores, there were 3,105 new infections between26 April and 2 May (886 more).
10,181 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in April
The Covid-19 epidemiological surveillance bulletin released yesterday by IASAÜDE, with data for the month of April, reports that 10,181 new cases were
corresponds to an average of 339 per day. In addition, there were 31 deaths associated with the disease, corresponding to one death per day.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 109,845 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Region, with a total of 271 deaths. They are currently a total of 34 patients hospitalized at the main Dr Nélio Mendonça hospital in Funchal
Funchal has 46,216 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since March 2020, followed by Santa Cruz (18,479) and Camara de Lobos (14,917).
COVID-19 in Madeira: updates can be found in an earlier post