The Azores have registered six new positive cases of covid-19 infection in the last 24 hours, all on the island of São Miguel, the Regional Health Authority announced.

In its daily statement, the Regional Health Authority stated that of the six cases diagnosed, three were made following 1,007 analyzes carried out in the two reference laboratories in the region, one in São Miguel and another in Terceira.

One of the cases concerns a 53-year-old woman, not resident in the Azores, who arrived by air from the mainland on 26 July, and on Monday she obtained a positive result in the screening test.

The other two cases were diagnosed following the analyzes carried out are of a 62-year-old man and a 12-year-old child, who also arrived in the Azores by air, from the continent, on July 25.

After a first inconclusive result, they obtained a positive result on the screening test on Monday.

In addition to these three cases, three others were diagnosed through analyzes performed in a private clinic laboratory, all men aged between 38 and 54 years old, residing in the Azores.

One of these residents had returned from outside the region on July 22 and had a negative result in the screening test carried out initially on arrival.

The statement points out that all cases "present a stable clinical situation and the procedures defined for confirmed cases, testing and surveillance of close contacts have already been taken care of by the local Health Delegations".

In view of these new cases, 171 cases of infection by the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus were detected in the region, and there are currently 16 active positive cases, of which 15 on the island of São Miguel and one on the island of Terceira.