Madeira today registered 24 new cases of covid-19, two of which came from Germany and the rest from local transmission, and 76 people recover from the disease, informs the bulletin of the Regional Health Directorate (DRS).
Since March 16, 2020, Madeira has registered 8,356 cases of covid-19, with 7,859 people having recovered from the infection caused by the new coronavirus.
“There are 426 active cases, of which 19 are imported cases and 407 are locally transmitted”, is mentioned in the DRS bulletin.
According to the health authority, 15 people are hospitalized at the Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital, in Funchal, of which 11 in multipurpose units and four in the Intensive Care Unit dedicated to the covid-19.
Twenty-two people are isolated in a dedicated hotel unit, the rest remaining in their own accommodation.
In the bulletin, it is also indicated that, in total, “there are 86 situations that are currently under consideration by health authorities, which are related to travelers identified at the airport, contacts with positive cases or other situations reported to the SRS24 line or to SESARAM, being epidemiological investigations are ongoing ”.
The data released today by the Directorate-General for Health indicate that in the Autonomous Region of Madeira 37 new cases of covid-19.
Also according to the Directorate-General for Health, since the beginning of the pandemic, 8,595 infections by the new coronavirus in the region and 68 deaths associated with the disease have been recorded.
The Azores today have 11 new cases and account for 4,055 cases and 29 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, also according to the Directorate-General for Health.
The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira disclose their data on a daily basis, which may not coincide with the information disclosed in the bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health.
A pandemic covid-19 caused at least 2,792,586 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 127 million cases of infection, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.
In Portugal, 16,845 people died from 821,104 confirmed cases of infection, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.