In its daily statement, that entity adds that, in the last 24 hours, 1,179 analyzes were carried out in the two reference laboratories in the Region, located on the islands of São Miguel and Terceira.
The diagnosed cases refer to a 34-year-old man and two women, 20 and 25 years old, “not resident in the Region and coming from an air connection with the Portuguese mainland, who underwent a SARS-CoV-2 screening test before boarding with a negative result and whose test carried out after the sixth day produced a positive result ”.
The Azorean Health Authority adds that the other case identified refers to a 60-year-old man, “resident in the Region, who, due to symptoms, was tested for covid-19, with a positive result, being admitted to the Hospital do Divino Espírito Santo, from Ponta de Delgada ”.
“In the context of the epidemiological investigation of this case, five positive cases were diagnosed, corresponding to high-risk contacts, who are in isolation, namely a 37-year-old male and four females, aged 42 and 56 years ”.
Today’s bulletin also highlights the recovery of a 26-year-old man, bringing the number of cases recovered in the Region to 222.
To date, 351 cases of infection with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes covid-19 disease, have been detected in the Region.
There are currently 64 active positive cases, of which 39 in São Miguel, 12 in Terceira, one in Graciosa, four in Pico, five in Faial, two in Santa Maria and one on Flores island.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 16 people in the region have died with covid-19, all in São Miguel.
The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 1.1 million deaths and almost 40 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report by the French agency AFP.
In Portugal, 2,181 people died from 99,911 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.
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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