Medira on Sunday registered 49 new cases of Kovid-19, of which 15 were users and employees of a private entity in the mental health sector, with the Regional Health Directorate saying the total active infections had increased to 493.
Regarding the positive cases reported today, it should be noted that “15 cases (13 residents and two employees) are identified in the context of ongoing contact screening at a health unit providing long-term care in the private sector, where it yesterday was [sábado] A positive case of Kovid-19 has been identified, ”he said in a statement.
The Regional Health Directorate specifies that 14 out of 49 new cases have been imported – seven from the United Kingdom, four from the Lisbon and Tagus Valley regions, two from the Czech Republic and one from the north of Portugal – and 35 from local transmission.
There are also 14 recoveries, so a total of 1,513 infections have been confirmed in the archipelago since 1600 in the region, of which 1,008 have been recovered so far, of which 493 are active.
Madeira also records 12 deaths related to the disease.
In relation to the isolation of active cases, 61 people are in a dedicated hotel unit, 402 in their own accommodation and 30 hospitalized at Funchal’s Central Hospital. Nelio Mendonca, four of them in intensive care.
According to the regional directorate, in total, there are 244 new positions, which are currently being studied by health authorities, all associated with positive case exposure. It also states that 2,185 people are under active surveillance and 26,653 are monitored through the MediraSafe application.
In terms of the passenger screening operations at the ports and airports of Madeira and Porto Santo, which came into effect from 1 July, there is a cumulative total of 138,212 crops for testing new coronoviruses.
Madeira’s Regional Secretariat for Health and Civil Defense announced on Sunday that it confirmed the presence of a new strain of SARS-CoV-2 in travelers arriving in the region from the United Kingdom.
According to a report by the French agency AFP, the Kovid-19 epidemic caused at least 1,758,026 deaths in more than 80.2 million cases of infection worldwide.
According to the latest bulletin of the Directorate General for Health, 6,556 out of 392,996 people have died in Portugal.
The disease has been detected by a new coronavirus in late December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.