Azores Situation Report Wednesday 30th November 2022
From our colleague in the Azores
In the seven days from Friday 18th of November until Thursday 24th of November there were 74 new positive cases of Covid-19 registered in the Azores, and a total of 1,557 tests performed. 99 people have recovered, and two deaths have been recorded in the last two weeks with the total at 120. There are 147 active cases, fewer than the previous week.
There are 11 patients in the region’s hospitals as of 25th of October with Covid, all of which are in hospital because of Covid. There are no patients in the ICU.
121572 people in the region have had Covid, that’s over 50% of the population.
Man rescued alive after being buried in works in the city of Ponta Delgada
The fall of a structure in an apartment construction project in Ponta Delgada, on the island of São Miguel, in the Azores, last Friday caused injuries to a 49-year-old man, who was buried.
Deputy Commander Fernando Infante explained that the Volunteer Firefighters of Ponta Delgada were called to the scene shortly after 10:00 am, having activated the search and rescue team in collapsed buildings.
Upon arrival at the scene, firefighters found that “the worker had already been rescued by colleagues, he was no longer buried and was conscious”, he added.
The man was transported by firefighters to the Hospital do Divino Espírito Santo in Ponta Delgada due to pain in the upper and lower limbs, the causes of the accident being unknown.
Region wants to implement lung cancer screening
The region is developing preliminary studies for the creation of cancer screening which, in the Azores, has twice the incidence of the mainland
Government of the Azores and local authority invest in water supply on Graciosa Island
The Government of the Azores and the Municipality of Santa Cruz da Graciosa will sign a contract that aims to overcome the problems in the supply of water to the population and the crops.
The project is budgeted at 1.4 million euros, with an execution period of 14 months.
The mayor wants to promote the “replacement of the old network so that water losses can be combated and its quality improved”, and the work will be carried out in the parish of Guadalupe.
The current water supply network on Graciosa Island is around 50 years old, and its materials are deteriorated.