From 1,181 active cases on March 1, Madeira went yesterday to 557. It is less 624 active cases in just 22 days.
In this period, the Region recorded five more deaths associated with covid-19.
It is the best record of this year 2021. After entering the new year with 697 active cases and seeing this number increase dramatically over the following weeks, Madeira now records 557 active cases of covid-19, less than half of the value that counted at the beginning of this month of March.
The number of new SARS-CoV-2 infections in Madeira has been progressively decreasing and, consequently, so have the active cases. Yesterday, 23 new cases were reported in the Region, of which only one was imported (France) and 22 were locally transmitted, most of them already associated to contacts of positive cases.
Currently, there are 557 active cases of covid-19 in the RAM, a much lower number than on the first day of March. On day 1, in the Region, were 1,181 active cases, more 624. In fact, it is necessary to go back to 28 December to find a better number of active cases. At that time, there were 517 active cases in the region.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Region counts 8,128 confirmed cases of covid-19 and 7,502 recovered cases, and in this chapter, in the last 24 hours, 53 more patients ‘got rid’ of the virus that turned and continues to turn the world upside down.
Five deaths in 22 days
Yesterday died in the region another patient with covid-19. According to information released by the Regional Health Secretariat, it is a man, of 84 years, with associated comorbidities, who was hospitalized at Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital.
With this victim, RAM counts, to date, a total of 69 deaths associated with covid-19, five of them recorded throughout this month of March.
Currently, 26 people are hospitalized in Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital. 21 people in the Multipurpose Units and five in the Intensive Care Unit dedicated to covid-19.
The epidemiological bulletin released yesterday by the Regional Health Directorate also indicates that there are 167 situations that are under consideration by health authorities, and these are related to travelers identified at the airport, contacts with positive cases or other situations reported to SRS24 line or SESARAM, EPERAM.
Regarding the active surveillance of contacts of positive cases, 1,082 people are being monitored by health authorities in the various municipalities of Madeira and Porto Santo.
Regarding travellers surveillance, 4.896 people are also being monitored by the authorities, using the MadeiraSafe application.