Covid-19: Portugal Update, 15 January

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 15-01-2021 16:04:00 · 1 Comments

Portugal today has registered a total of 159 deaths, a new maximum of deaths related to covid-19 in 24 hours, and 10,663 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus, according to the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

The DGS epidemiological bulletin also indicates that 4,560 people are hospitalised, 192 more than on Thursday, of which 622 are in intensive care, that is, 11 more, in both cases, also new highs.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, Portugal has recorded 8,643 deaths associated with covid-19 and 528,469 infections by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, with 125,861 cases now active, 4,046 more than on Thursday.

According to DGS data, 71% of the new cases registered today are in the regions of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo and the North.

Health authorities have 142,740 contacts under surveillance, 3,748 more than in the previous day. The bulletin also reveals that 6,458 people were reportedly recovered.

Since the beginning of the epidemic in Portugal, in March, 394,065 people have recovered.

Regarding the 159 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 65 occurred in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, 35 in the North region, 34 in the Center region, 15 in Alentejo and 10 in the Algarve region.

Also according to the DGS bulletin, in the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo 4,280 new infections were notified, accounting for 175,898 cases and 3,046 deaths so far.

The North region recorded 3,295 new SARS-CoV-2 infections in the last 24 hours. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the North region has recorded 248,965 cases of infection and 3,639 deaths.

In the Centre region, 2,041 more cases were recorded, with 69,353 infections and 1,332 deaths.

In the Alentejo, another 577 cases were reported, totalling 17,302 infections and 371 deaths since the beginning of the epidemic in Portugal.

The Algarve region has today reported 328 new cases, totalling 11,710 infections and 111 deaths.

Madeira registered 93 new cases. This autonomous region accounts for 2,410 infections and 22 deaths due to covid-19.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores, 49 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours, totaling 2,831 infections and 22 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, 4,435 were men and 4108 women.

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

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So the Algarve has had 111 deaths in 10 months... WITH covid, probably not BECAUSE of Covid only, because the PCR test is not made for testing virusses, as the Portuguese Court already ruled. Where did the flu go?
Why do we keep counting in the new year from the previous year?
Why isn't it counting per seasion? 2019/2020, 2020/2021 like was normal before corona came along?

How many people have died more in 2020 looking at 2019? In the USA and in European countries, the numbers are practically the same...

But now we get to see how many people die from ONE illness...

Why not also count the numbers of people that die of hunger (tenthousands per day!!!), cancer, heart failure, diabetes, etc...

The problem is the media and the WHO and the World Economic Forum...

When has the media asked the question WHEN this will stop?
How many deaths per day are 'acceptable' to stop the measurements?
Even a vaccine doesn't stop social distancing, masks etc.

Do you really want to stop living out of fear of dying? Aren't you living like your dead already then?

Why are tne numbers increasing? You don't need any education for that. It is because ALL measures are DECREASING your health. They never talk about what INcreases your health.

Get out there, have fun... You better die having fun, than being miserable.

By Name from Algarve on 19-01-2021 01:25
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