3,541 active cases
The Azores today (Jan 16) have 471 new cases of COVID-19, accounting for a total of 3,541 active infections and 40 people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus are now hospitalized, three more than on Saturday.
According to the daily bulletin of the Health Authority of the Azores, “471 new positive cases of covid-19 were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, of which 273 in São Miguel, 101 in Terceira, 57 in Pico, 19 in Faial, 13 in São Jorge, six in Santa Maria and two in Flores, resulting from 3,146 analyses”.
That entity also notes that “in the last 24 hours, 156 recoveries were recorded”.
Today, 40 people are hospitalized, of which 28 are at Hospital do Divino Espírito Santo, in São Miguel, with four in intensive care.
There are still nine people hospitalized at the Hospital de Santo Espírito on the island of Terceira and three at the Hospital da Horta, in Faial, with one in intensive care.
As for new cases, in São Miguel, 112 new positive cases were registered in Ponta Delgada, 91 in Ribeira Grande, 25 in Vila Franca do Campo, 23 in Lagoa, 12 in Nordeste and 10 in municipality of Povoação.
In Terceira, 73 new cases were diagnosed in the municipality of Angra do Heroísmo and 28 in Praia da Vitória.
In Pico there are 27 new cases in the municipality of Lajes, 21 in Madalena and nine in São Roque.
Faial has 19 new cases in the municipality of Horta.
In São Jorge, 10 positive cases were diagnosed in the municipality of Velas and three in the municipality of Calheta.
In Santa Maria there are six new positive cases in the municipality of Vila do Porto.
In Flores, a new case was diagnosed in the municipality of Lajes and another in the municipality of Santa Cruz.
The archipelago currently has 3,541 active positive cases, of which 2,407 are in São Miguel, 559 in Terceira, 247 in Faial, 201 in Pico, 54 in Santa Maria, 41 in Flores, 25 in São Jorge, four in Corvo and three in Graciosa.
The region accounts for 54 deaths associated with covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira disclose their data regarding the pandemic daily, which may not coincide with the information released in the bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health.
In its daily communiqué, the Azorean Health Authority also informs that “since December 31, 2020 and until January 12, 431,112 doses of vaccine against covid-19 were administered in the Azores, corresponding to 203,266 people with complete primary vaccination ( 85.89%) of the population and 55,716 people with the booster dose (23.50%)”.