Funchal, Madeira, 13 May 2021 (Lusa) – Madeira on Wednesday reached a record number of vaccines against covid-19 in a single day, with 3,422 inoculations, in several counties in the region, the Regional Government said today.

According to a note distributed by the office of the regional secretary for Health and Civil Protection, 112,364 vaccines against covid-19 have been administered since December 31, 2020.

Regarding the vaccination process, it indicates that on Wednesday 204 people were vaccinated in Porto Moniz, 222 in São Vicente, 900 in Santa Cruz, 390 in Calheta and 1,716 in Funchal.

Today, administration is taking place at the Vaccination Center of Funchal, Santana and Santa Cruz.

In Santana, in addition to the vaccination of residents based on the age criterion, some bedridden patients residing in the municipality are being vaccinated, according to the same information.

The Regional Government stresses that the administration of vaccines continues to professionals in the tourism sector, as the region begins to receive some visitors, and to people with risk diseases.

Madeira’s Regional Vaccination Plan-19 establishes three phases, starting with the priority groups, followed by people with comorbidities and then the rest of the population.

The estimate points to the vaccination of 50 thousand people in the first phase, another 50 thousand in the second phase and, finally, 100 thousand people.

The President of the Government of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque, has already stated publicly that the goal is to have 70% of the region’s population, about 260 thousand inhabitants, vaccinated by the end of September.

According to the latest epidemiological bulletin released Wednesday by the Regional Health Directorate, Madeira recorded 18 new cases of covid-19 and 19 recoveries, reporting a total of 226 active infections, with 11 hospitalized patients.

In view of these figures, the archipelago now accounts for 9,152 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection since the beginning of the pandemic, with 8,855 already recovered and maintaining the 71 deaths associated with the disease.