Covid-19: Portugal Update, 18 December

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 18-12-2020 15:59:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal has registered today 75 more deaths related to covid-19 and 4,336 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus, according to the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

The DGS epidemiological bulletin reveals that 3,061 people are hospitalised, 81 less than on Thursday, of which 484 are in intensive care, 10 less.

The number of hospitalisations has been decreasing for four days. Since the 15th, a total of 112 patients have left hospital.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has registered a total of 5,977 deaths and 366,952 cases of infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, with 70,285 being active today, 599 more than on Thursday.

Health authorities have 77,432 contacts under surveillance, 981 more than Thursday

The bulletin also reveals that 3,662 cases were reported to have been recovered.

Since the beginning of the epidemic in Portugal in March, 290,690 people have recovered.

Regarding the 75 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, the bulletin reveals that 31 occurred in the North region, 27 in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, 12 in the Centre, four in the Alentejo and one in the Autonomous Region of the Azores.

According to the DGS bulletin, the Northern region recorded the highest number of new SARS-CoV-2 infections in the last 24 hours (2,001), representing 46.1 percent of the total.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the North has recorded a total of 191,058 cases and 2,830 deaths.

In the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, 1,360 new infections were reported, with 118,576 cases and 2,062 deaths so far.

In the Central region, 674 more cases were recorded, with a total of 39,552 infections and 835 deaths.

In the Alentejo, 195 more cases were reported, totalling 8,606 infections and 160 deaths since the epidemic began in Portugal.

The Algarve region has today reported 67 new cases, totalling 6,458 infections and 62 deaths.

Madeira registered 18 new cases. Since March, the autonomous region has counted 1,172 infections and seven deaths.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores, 21 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours, adding up to 1,530 infections detected and 21 deaths.

Confirmed cases are distributed across all age groups, with the highest number of infections between 20 and 59 years of age.

Of the total fatalities, 3,112 were men and 2,865 women.

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



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