According to the Regional Health Authority, of the six cases diagnosed, three were made following 1,007 analyzes carried out in the two reference laboratories in the Region, one of which referred to a 53-year-old female individual, not resident in the Azores. , which landed in the Region from an air connection with the mainland on July 26 and which on Monday obtained a positive result in the screening test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The other two cases diagnosed as a result of analyzes carried out in the Region’s laboratories refer to a 62-year-old male and a 12-year-old female, who landed in the Region from an air connection with continental territory on 25 July and that, after a first inconclusive result, obtained a positive result on the SARS-CoV-2 virus test on Monday.
These two cases had been reported to have recovered from Covid-19 disease by health authorities in mainland Portugal, but since the Azores are considered a recovered case only when two consecutive negative tests are obtained, individuals will return on their own initiative to continental territory, taking the necessary precautions when returning to the place of origin.
In addition to these three, three more positive cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed through analyzes performed in a private clinic laboratory.
These three cases relate to male individuals, aged between 38 and 54 years old, living in the Azores, who obtained positive results in the screening tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus performed prior to surgical intervention in clinic private, following the guidelines and recommendations of the Regional Health Directorate, and one of the cases had returned from outside the Region on July 22 and had a negative result in the screening test carried out on arrival.
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.
With these more recent cases, 171 cases of infection by the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus were detected in the Region, with currently 16 active positive cases, of which 15 on the island of São Miguel and one on the island of Terceira.