Covid-19: Portugal Update, 21 December

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 21-12-2020 16:10:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal now accounts for another 57 deaths related to Covid-19 and 2,099 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus, according to the Directorate General for Health (DGS).

The DGS epidemiological bulletin reveals that 3,158 people are hospitalised, 131 more than on Sunday, of which 502 are in intensive care, or 19 more.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has registered 6,191 deaths and 376,220 cases of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and 70,426 people are now active, 328 less than on Sunday.

Health authorities have 85,149 contacts under surveillance, a number that has risen sharply, with 2,558 more than on Sunday.

The bulletin also shows that 2,370 cases were reported as recovered.

Since the beginning of the epidemic in Portugal in March, 299,603 people have recovered.

Regarding the 57 deaths registered in the last 24 hours, the bulletin reveals that 28 occurred in the North region, 17 in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, six in the Centre, five in Alentejo and one in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

According to the DGS bulletin, the North region also registered the highest number of new infections by SARS-CoV-2 in the last 24 hours (858).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Northern region has registered 194,058 cases of infection and 2,926 deaths.

In the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo 711 new infections have been reported, with 121,435 cases and 2,130 deaths so far.

In the Centro region there have been a further 352 cases, accumulating a total of 41,243 infections and 872 deaths.

In the Alentejo, 105 more cases have been reported, totalling 9,173 infections and 169 deaths since the epidemic began in Portugal.

The Algarve region has today reported 34 new cases, totalling 6,623 infections and 64 deaths.

Madeira has registered 16 new cases. Since March, this autonomous region accounts for 1,255 infections and nine deaths.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores 23 new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, totalling 1,581 infections and 21 deaths.

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

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 168,949 men and 207,134 women in Portugal, according to DGS data, 137 cases of unknown sex are under investigation as these data are not provided automatically.

Of the total number of fatalities, 3,223 were men and 2,968 women.

The highest number of deaths is still concentrated in the elderly over the age of 80, followed by people between the ages of 70 and 79.

The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 1,685,785 deaths as a result of more than 76.2 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report by the French agency AFP.



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