Covid-19: Portugal Update, 16 December

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 16-12-2020 15:12:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal now accounts for another 82 deaths related to Covid-19 and 4,720 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus, according to the Directorate General for Health (DGS).

The DGS epidemiological bulletin reveals that 3,181 people are hospitalised, 25 fewer than on Tuesday, of which 486 in intensive care, 20 fewer.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has registered 5,815 deaths and 358,296 cases of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and today 68,762 are active, 957 more than on Tuesday.

The health authorities have 74,290 contacts under surveillance, 282 fewer than on Tuesday.

The bulletin also reveals that 3,681 cases have been reported as recovered.

Since the beginning of the epidemic in Portugal in March, 283,719 people have recovered.

Of the 82 deaths in the last 24 hours, 35 have occurred in the North region, 30 in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 14 in the Centre, two in Alentejo and one in the Algarve.

According to the DGS bulletin, the North region has registered the highest number of new SARS-CoV-2 infections in the last 24 hours (2,182), totalling 187,065 cases and 2,759 deaths since March.

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region 1,375 new cases have been reported, with 115,928 cases of infection and 2,007 deaths so far.

In the Centro region there have been 840 more cases, in a total of 38,147, and 808 deaths.

In Alentejo, 177 more cases were reported, totalling 8,242 infections and 153 deaths since the beginning of the epidemic in Portugal.

The Algarve region has today reported 94 new cases, totalling 6,318 infections and 62 deaths.

Madeira has registered 16 new cases. Since March, the autonomous region accounts for 1,119 infections and six deaths.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores 36 new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, adding up to 1,477 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.

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 161,009 men and 197,157 women in Portugal, according to DGS data, 130 cases of unknown sex are under investigation as these data are not provided automatically.

Of the total number of fatalities, 3,037 were men and 2,778 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 1,636,687 deaths as a result of more than 73.4 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report by the French agency AFP.



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