There are 12 new positive cases to report today,
There are 3 imported cases (2 from the Northern Region of Portugal and 1 from Germany) and 9 cases of local transmission, most of them related to positive contacts previously identified.
3 of these case contacts are still being investigated.
With regard to the cases confirmed today, the following should be taken into account: o An imported case belongs to a SESARAM health professional, EPERAM. It should be noted that, once the recommendations of the health authorities were complied with, this professional did not go to the service until the result of this test; o A case of local transmission was being investigated yesterday by a SESARAM professional, EPERAM. The remaining situations under study were not confirmed. Care measures are being followed in the health service.
A case of local transmission concerns a professional who is not a teacher in an educational establishment in the municipality of Funchal, which is linked to a previously identified case. The establishment’s emergency plan is active. o A case of local transmission concerns a child who goes to another educational establishment in the municipality of Funchal and has been in prophylactic isolation after coming into contact with a positive case. The establishment’s emergency plan is active.