Covid-19: Portugal Update, 20 April

By TPN/Lusa, in News, COVID-19 · 20-04-2021 16:30:00 · 3 Comments

Today, Portugal has recorded 424 more cases of infection by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, five deaths attributed to Covid-19 and a further drop in the number of hospitalisations, according to the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

Since Monday, 25 people have been discharged from the hospital but 429 are still hospitalised. There is one more patient with covid-19 in intensive care, where today there are a total of 113 patients.

The health authorities have recovered more than 902 people, totalling 790,118 since March 2020 and 483 fewer active cases of infection are registered, which today reach 24,576.

According to the most recent DGS report, since the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic, Portugal had 831,645 confirmed cases of infection and 16,951 people died with covid-19.

DGS has put 1,043 contacts under surveillance in the last 24 hours, now keeping 21,866 people under monitoring.

According to the latest DGS data, Portugal currently has 2,619,092 people vaccinated against covid-19.

In the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, 153 new infections and three deaths were reported, accounting for 314,886 cases and 7,188 deaths so far.

The North region has 129 new SARS-CoV-2 infections and one death with covid-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, it has recorded 333,961 cases of infection and 5,331 deaths.

In the Centre region, there were 34 more cases and one death, with a total of 118,183 infections and 3,007 deaths.

In the Alentejo, 41 more cases were reported, totalling 29,609 infections and 970 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, today's bulletin reveals that 28 new cases were registered, with 21,419 infections accumulating and 356 deaths.

In the Autonomous Region of Madeira, 23 new cases were registered, accounting for 9,017 infections and 68 deaths due to covid-19 since March 2020.

Today, the Azores have 16 new cases and account for 4,570 cases and 31 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, according to DGS.

The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira disclose their data on a daily basis, which may not coincide with the information disclosed in the DGS bulletin.

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 454,156 women and 377,184 men in Portugal, according to DGS data, according to which there are 305 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since this information is not provided automatically.

Of the total fatalities, 8,906 were men and 8,045 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.

Of the total deaths, 11,158 were people over 80 years old, 3,604 were aged between 70 and 79 years old, and 1,518 were between 60 and 69 years old.

The transmissibility index (Rt) of the new coronavirus in Portugal is at 1, while the incidence of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days is 71.8, according to data released on Monday.

The previous numbers of these indicators, released on Friday, pointed to a national Rt of 1.05 and an incidence of 71.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

In the joint epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health and the National Institute of Health, Doctor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) released on Monday, the figures for continental Portugal alone also fall from 1.04 to 1, with respect to , and rise from 68 to 68.1 in relation to the average value of new cases of infection per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.

Rt and incidence data are updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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The best meassure for number of covid deaths is to count the diffece between the Covid year and a normal/average year. That shows that there are more real Covid deaths then in the statistics. People die due to Covid, without being tested and having a Covid diagnose.
"Portugal, together with Holland and Spain, was one of the European countries that, in early February, had “substantial excess mortality” related to the covid-19 pandemic,"

By Erik from Algarve on 21-04-2021 01:36

If healthy people stopped getting tested the numbers would fall significantly! It is a fact that these tests are not for for purpose!

By SS from Algarve on 21-04-2021 08:36

I am glad to see that at least the definition of death is recorded here as death "with covid", not "of covid". There is a huge difference. The Centre for Decease Control in the US states on their own web site that "5% of these deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned on the death certificate". Check and scroll down to "Comorbidities and other conditions". This means that if you reduce the reported death numbers by 95% and you have what is likely the real numbers of deaths from just covid. And again according to the CDC, the overall survival rate of covid-19 is around 99.74%, check This pandemic is a colossal overreaction. The damage the guilty politicians and their accomplices in big tech, big pharma, mainstream media, WHO etc have caused people is worthy of nothing less than a Nuremberg type trial in the years ahead.

By Richard from Lisbon on 20-04-2021 06:01
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