In its daily bulletin, DRS says today there are 94 new positive cases to report, so Madeira now counts 5,178 confirmed cases of covid-19.
Also according to the DRS, these are three imported cases (one from the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo Region and two from the North of Portugal) and 91 cases of local transmission, most of which are already associated with contacts or case contexts positive.
The bulletin on the epidemiological situation of covid-19 in the archipelago also points to 118 more recovered cases, with the region now counting 3,151 patients recovered from the disease.
The DRS also indicates that a 89-year-old woman with associated comorbidities who was being followed by the health professionals assigned to the covid-19 Polyvalent Unit of Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça died today, bringing to 45 the deaths associated with this disease in Wood.
The bulletin thus points out the record of 1,982 active cases, of which 101 are imported and 1,881 are locally transmitted.
Regarding the isolation of active cases, 76 people are hospitalized at the Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital (68 in Polyvalent Units and eight in the Intensive Care Unit dedicated to covid-19) and 46 in isolation in a dedicated hotel unit, remaining the rest in their own accommodation.
“In addition, three patients diagnosed with covid-19, coming from the continental territory (Lisbon and Vale do Tejo Region), remain in the intensive care unit dedicated to the pandemic, at Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça.
In total, adds the DRS, there are 170 new situations that are currently being studied by health authorities, which are related to contacts with positive cases, situations reported to the SRS24 line or to SESARAM, EPERAM.
With regard to the active surveillance of positive case contacts, 2,649 people are being accompanied by the health authorities of the various municipalities of Madeira and Porto Santo.
The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 2,219,793 deaths resulting from more than 102.5 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.
In Portugal, 12,482 people died from 720,516 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 December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.