Covid-19: Madeira keeps 23 cases active

“During this day, three more situations were identified that are being studied by the health authorities”, says the epidemiological bulletin of IASAÚDE, adding that they are “travelers identified in the context of the surveillance activities implemented in the Unit of Screening of the covid-19 from Madeira Airport ”

Madeira maintains 23 active cases of covid-19, but today it registered three suspected cases awaiting laboratory results, informed the Institute of Health Administration (IASAÚDE).

The Madeira archipelago thus presents 121 confirmed cases, 98 of which have been recovered and 23 infected by covid-19.

“During this day, three more situations were identified that are being studied by the health authorities”, says the epidemiological bulletin of IASAÚDE, adding that they are travelers identified in the context of the surveillance activities implemented in the covid Screening Unit -19 from Madeira Airport ”, with the respective epidemiological investigations and laboratory analyzes being carried out.

IASAÚDE informs, on the other hand, that, regarding the two close contacts of an imported case that were under study on Thursday, "have not been confirmed [as positive]".

The 23 active cases consist of 20 imports identified in the context of the surveillance activities implemented at Madeira Airport and three cases of local transmission.

Regarding the isolation of positive cases, 18 people are isolated in a hotel unit, two in their respective homes and three are hospitalized in the Multipurpose Internment Unit dedicated to covid-19, in Funchal.

To date, 17.748 people are being monitored by the health authorities of the various municipalities in the region, now using the 'MadeiraSafeToDiscover' application, 7.772 of them are under active surveillance.

Regarding the total of covid-19 tests carried out in the region, 51.314 samples were processed (until the end of Thursday).

In the context of the operation of screening travelers at the entrance to the ports and airports of Madeira and Porto Santo, there is a cumulative total of 22.419 harvests for testing the covid-19 carried out on site (until 16:00 today).

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 715 deaths and infected more than 19,1 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.

In Portugal, 1.746 people of the 52.351 confirmed as infected died, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.

After Europe succeeded China as the center of the pandemic in February, the American continent is now the one with the most confirmed cases and the most deaths.

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