Covid-19: Azorean island of São Miguel with eight new cases

The island of São Miguel, in the Azores, recorded, in the last 24 hours, eight new cases of covid-19, detected in the 692 analyzes carried out in the reference laboratories in the region, the statement from the Azorean Health Authority said today.

According to the daily bulletin of that entity, the new cases in the largest and most populous Azorean island were diagnosed “in the context of community transmission”.

Thus, in the municipality of Ribeira Grande there are five new cases, all in Rabo de Peixe, in Ponta Delgada there is a new case, in São Roque, and in the municipality of Vila Franca do Campo two new cases were detected, in Água de Alto.

Today the Azores still record the recovery of a patient in Lajes, on the island of Flores.

Six patients are currently hospitalized, all at the Hospital do Divino Espírito Santo, in Ponta Delgada, on the island of São Miguel, with one remaining in intensive care.

The region currently has 235 active positive cases, 229 in São Miguel, four in Terceira and two in Flores.

There are two transmission chains active in the archipelago, one in Flores and the other in Terceira and 201 have been extinguished so far.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 5,203 positive cases of covid-19 have been diagnosed in the Azores, having recovered from the disease 4,811 people and died 31.

The Azores Health Authority also informs that “since December 31, 2020 and until May 13, 91,979 doses of vaccine against covid-19 have been administered in the Azores, with 60,703 receiving the first dose and 31,276 people both doses.

The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 3,381,042 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 162.9 million cases of infection, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.

In Portugal, 17,007 people died from 842,182 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 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.

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