There are 74 new cases of infection in Madeira. According to the bulletin issued by the Regional Health Directorate, there are 74 cases of local transmission and the remaining two are imported cases (one from Nepal and the other from the Lisbon Region and Tagus valley). Most ‘local’ cases are already associated with positive case contacts and epidemiological investigations are ongoing.
There are 86 more recovered cases to report, so the archipelago now counts 1,392 active cases, of which 28 are imported cases and 1,364 are of local transmission.
Regarding the isolation of active cases, it should be noted that 42 people are hospitalized at Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça (38 people in Multipurpose Units and four in the Intensive Care Unit dedicated to Covid-19) and 28 people are isolated in a dedicated hotel unit, the rest remaining in their own accommodation.
In total, there are 155 situations that are under consideration by the 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. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing.
Regarding the active surveillance of positive case contacts, 1,594 people are being accompanied by the health authorities of the various municipalities of Madeira and Porto Santo.