91 New Cases for Madeira.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira registers today, on January 8, 91 new positive cases to report, so that RAM now counts 2,470 confirmed cases of covid-19 in the regional territory, reveals the Regional Health Directorate.

These are 10 imported cases (4 from the United Kingdom, 2 from Belgium, 1 from Italy, 1 from Austria, 1 from the North of Portugal and 1 from the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region) and 81 cases of local transmission, mostly already associated with contacts or contexts of positive cases.

It should be noted that two of the positive cases today correspond to professionals in the education sector identified within the scope of the ongoing screening in education and teaching establishments in the municipality of Funchal.

Today there are still 36 more recovered cases to report, so the Region now counts 1,370 recovered cases of covid-19.

On balance, 1,082 cases are active, of which 181 are imported cases and 901 are cases of local transmission.

RAM counts, to date, a total of 18 deaths associated with the disease.

Regarding the isolation of active cases, 39 people are isolated in a dedicated hotel unit, 987 in their own accommodation and 56 people are currently hospitalized (50 in Multipurpose Units and 6 in the Intensive Care Unit dedicated to COVID-19).

In total, there are 308 new situations that are currently being studied by the health authorities, all related to contacts with positive cases, situations reported to the SRS24 line or by SESARAM, EPERAM. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing.

From Diário Notícias

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