Covid-19: Portugal Update, 16 March

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 16-03-2021 14:45:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal today recorded 13 deaths related to Covid-19 and 384 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus, according to the Directorate General of Health (DGS).

The number of deaths rose slightly since Monday, when 10 deaths due to the disease were recorded, as well as the number of new cases that, in 24 hours, rose from 256 to 384.

The DGS bulletin indicates that the number of hospitalised patients has decreased, registering 955, 41 less than on Monday.

In intensive care units there are 213 patients (18 less than on Monday).

The DGS also indicates that 1,173 people have been reported as recovered, bringing the total number of people who have recovered since the start of the pandemic in Portugal to 762,961.

Active cases in Portugal continue to decline, with 35,229 counted today, 802 fewer than on Monday.

Since March 2020, Portugal has recorded 16,707 Covid-19-associated deaths and 814,897 cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection.

Health authorities have 15,744 contacts under surveillance, 941 fewer than the previous day, continuing the downward trend since 30 January.

According to the latest data from the Directorate General of Health, Portugal currently has 1,163,873 people vaccinated against the virus: 824,313 with the first dose and 339,560 with the second dose.

Of the 13 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, eight occurred in Lisbon and Tagus Valley, four in the Centre region and one in the Alentejo region.

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 147 new infections have been reported, with 308,718 cases and 7,045 deaths so far.

The North region has 127 new infections by SARS-CoV-2 and since the beginning of the pandemic has counted 328,693 cases and 5,281 deaths.

In the Centre region, 64 more cases have been registered, accumulating 116,305 infections and 2,976 deaths.

In the Alentejo, seven more cases have been reported, totalling 28,772 infections and 965 deaths since the start of the pandemic in Portugal.

The Algarve region has reported 13 new cases, totalling 20,337 infections and 348 deaths.

In the Autonomous Region of Madeira 11 new cases have been registered, counting 8,173 infections and 64 deaths due to Covid-19.

The Azores have now 15 new cases and count 3,899 cases since the beginning of the pandemic and 28 deaths.

The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira release their data daily, which may not coincide with the information released in the bulletin of the DGS.

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

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 368,929 men and 445,682 women in Portugal, according to data from the DGS. There are also 286 cases of unknown gender, which are under investigation as these data are not automatically provided.

Of the total number of deaths, 8,760 were men and 7,947 women.

The highest 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.

Of the total number of deaths, 11,031 were people aged over 80, 3,538 were aged between 70 and 79 and 1,479 were aged between 60 and 69.



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