The Government of Madeira warned today that the “unsafe deflation” in the country will contribute to an increase in the number of cases of covid-19 in the archipelago, where only two active patients are reported.
"The situation is not normalized in our country and reveals an uncertain uncertainty," said the Regional Secretary for Health, Pedro Ramos, in a press video conference in Funchal.
And he reinforced: “We have more cases, we have more deaths [at national level] and we have a greater chance of these situations reaching Madeira. We have to be careful ”.
The official stressed that the “strategy” adopted by the autonomous region in combating the covid-19 pandemic led to “different results” from the rest of the country, with a total of 95 cases being reported, with 93 patients already recovered and only two active, no need for hospital care.
Pedro Ramos highlighted the operation of screening travelers at the airports of Madeira and Porto Santo, in force since July 01st, following a resolution of the executive, of PSD / CDS-PP coalition, which replaced the quarantine regime by mandatory passengers present a negative test carried out up to 72 hours before the start of the trip, or else to do it on arrival.
The secretary indicated that the region has already received 76 flights, with a total of about 8.000 passengers, of which 4.323 carried out tests on the covid-19 at the airports until 18:00 today.
On the other hand, 12.045 people are already registered in the 'MadeiraSaveToDiscover' system, which monitors passengers disembarked in the archipelago using a mobile phone application, many of whom have not yet traveled to the region.
The two cases of infection active in the archipelago were imported and diagnosed this week in the context of surveillance activities implemented at airports, remaining in isolation at home.
In the context of this operation, today three suspicious cases were also reported, which are under study.
Currently, 6.176 people are being monitored by the health authorities of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, of which 3.111 are under active surveillance.
In Portugal, 1.646 people of the 45.679 confirmed as infected died, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.
The covid-19 pandemic has already killed 555 people and infected more than 12,2 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.