Covid-19: Portugal Update, 15 December

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 15-12-2020 16:05:00 · 0 Comments
Covid-19: Portugal Update, 15 December

Portugal counts today 84 more deaths related to Covid-19 and 2,638 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus, according to the Directorate General of Health (DGS).

The DGS epidemiological bulletin reveals that 3,206 people are hospitalised, 48 less than on Monday, of which 506 are in intensive care, seven less.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has registered 5,733 deaths and 353,576 cases of infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and today 67,805 are active, 3,207 fewer cases than on Monday.

The health authorities have 74,572 contacts under surveillance, 2,151 less in relation to Monday, show the data, which point to 5,761 newly recovered patients, almost double of what was verified in the last day.

Since the beginning of the epidemic in Portugal in March, 280,038 people have recovered.

Of the 84 deaths in the last 24 hours, 36 occurred in the North region, 26 in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 18 in the Centre, three in Alentejo and one in the autonomous region of Madeira.

According to the DGS bulletin, the North region registered the highest number of new SARS-CoV-2 infections in the last 24 hours (1,348), totalling 184,883 cases and 2,724 deaths since March.

In the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo 682 new cases have been reported, with 114,553 cases of infection and 1,977 deaths so far.

In the Centro region there have been a further 436 cases, a total of 37,307, and 794 deaths.

In the Alentejo, 59 more cases were reported, totalling 8,065 infections and 151 deaths since the beginning of the epidemic in Portugal.

The Algarve region has today reported 42 new cases, totalling 6,224 infections and 61 deaths.

Madeira registered 27 new cases. Since March, the autonomous region accounts for 1,076 infections and six deaths.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores 44 new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, totalling 1,441 detected infections and 20 deaths.

The confirmed cases are spread over all age groups, with the highest number of infections recorded being between 20 and 59 years old.

Of the total number of deaths, 2,995 were men and 2,738 women.

The highest number of deaths continues to be concentrated in people over 80 years of age, followed by people between 70 and 79 years of age.

The covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 1,621,397 deaths as a result of more than 72.7 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a balance sheet made by the French agency AFP.



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