Covid-19. Resident in the Azores tests positive again three months after the first infection – Observer

Covid-19. Resident in the Azores tests positive again three months after the first infection – Observer
Covid-19. Resident in the Azores tests positive again three months after the first infection – Observer

The Azores recorded ten cases in the last 24 hours, including one that tested positive after having been infected for more than three months, with nine patients hospitalized.

According to the daily bulletin of the Regional Health Authority, “the case diagnosed in Santa Maria, still to be assessed, refers to an individual residing on the island, in Santa Bárbara, who tested positive after having been infected for more than three months” , and “this case is not compatible with the United Kingdom variant”.

On the day that Terceira island joined the remaining six islands that are without cases, through the recovery of the only patient, the number of infected people is concentrated on the island of São Miguel, where in the last 24 hours most cases were diagnosed of covid-19 in the Azores.

In addition to the case of Santa Maria, nine more were registered in São Miguel, resulting from 1,399 analyzes carried out in reference laboratories in the region.

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The cases referring to São Miguel result from community transmission, with nine patients hospitalized, all at the Hospital do Divino Espírito Santo, in Ponta Delgada, four of which in the Intensive Care Unit.

The region has 124 active positive cases, 123 in São Miguel, in addition to the case in Santa Maria, while the number of active surveillance is 821.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 4,205 cases of covid-19 have been diagnosed in the Azores, having recovered from the disease 3,943 people, 30 died, leaving the archipelago 67, while 41 presented proof of previous cure.

199 local transmission chains were extinguished.

On March 30, 395,630 analyzes were carried out in the Azores, and from December 31, 2020 to March 30, 43,812 people over the age of 15 were vaccinated in the archipelago, 28,376 with the first dose (14.01% of the population ) and 15,436 with the second (7.62%).

The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 2,829,089 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 129.5 million cases of infection, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.

The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira daily disclose their data in relation to the pandemic, which may not coincide with the information disclosed in the bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health.

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