872 cases and 4 deaths last week
The Autonomous Region of Madeira recorded 872 positive cases of Covid-19 and four deaths associated with the infection between 26 July and 1 August, the Portuguese Directorate-General for Health (DGS) reported this Friday in its weekly national report on the epidemiological situation from the Region.
According to the document, available on the DGS’ online platform, Madeira recorded a decrease of 137 infections by Covid and three deaths. compared to the previous week, between 19 and 25 July.
Infections down 67%
This morning, the regional secretary of Health, Pedro Ramos, working with local figures that have never been in complete agreement with those published at a national level, revealed that Madeira registered 4,940 infections in July, a reduction of almost 67% compared to the previous month.
In the accounts presented by the regional secretary for Health and Civil Protection, which should be included in last month’s Epidemiological Surveillance Bulletin, which has not yet been made public, Madeira went from 14,730 new cases of covid-19 in June to 4,940 new infections identified in July, translating into a reduction of almost 67%. The decline in positivity in the asymptomatic network also contributed to these numbers, which dropped from 6.16 to 5.15.
The number of deaths also dropped, from 55 deaths associated with Covid-19 in June, to 35 deaths last month.
The average number of patients hospitalized in services dedicated to this disease also decreased from 81 to 51.
Covid: continued improvement in July
Pedro Ramos notes, therefore, that although last month there were many activities, concerts and gatherings, “the month of July continues to be a month of improvement compared to the previous month in the epidemiological surveillance of covid-19 and that gives us some security for the coming months and essentially for this August holiday month”.
COVID-19 in Madeira: previous updates can be found in an earlier post
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