Two new positive cases registered in the Azores

in News · 23-06-2020 16:01:00 · 0 Comments

The Azores recorded two new positive cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours, both on the island of São Miguel, related to two men who disembarked in the region from the national territory, according to the Regional Health Authority.

In its daily statement, the Regional Health Authority reports that, as a result of the 523 analyses carried out in the two reference laboratories in the region in the last 24 hours, two positive cases of covid-19 were diagnosed on the island of São Miguel.

"The diagnosed cases refer to two men, aged 18 and 31 years old, who recently landed in the region, by air connection with the mainland", says that entity.

One of the men "is a resident of the Azores and the other, who lives in mainland Portugal, has second homes in the region". According to the Azorean Health Authority, the two "are at home and have a stable clinical situation".

The cases are being followed up by the municipal health delegation, "the procedures defined for a confirmed case and the surveillance of close contacts is underway".

So far, 150 cases of infection with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes covid-19 disease, have been detected in the region, with three cases active: these two in São Miguel and one in Terceira.

In the archipelago 130 people recovered, 16 died and one, a military man who was diagnosed in the Azores on 10 June, returned to mainland Portugal.


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