Covid-19: Portugal Update, 26 April

By TPN/Lusa, in News, COVID-19 · 26-04-2021 17:40:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal today recorded no deaths related to covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the second day since the beginning of the pandemic in which this has occurred, according to the Directorate-General for Health.

The only day with no record of deaths last occurred on August 3 of last year.

Today's bulletin also reveals 196 cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours, an increase in the number of hospitalisations in the wards and a reduction in intensive care units.

Today, 365 patients are hospitalised, 17 more than on Sunday, and are in 91 intensive care, minus seven.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has recorded 834,638 confirmed cases and 16,965 deaths.

There are 24,662 active cases in Portugal, less 130 compared to Sunday, and the number of contacts under surveillance by health authorities has increased by 498, now totalling 24,811.

The data also reveal that an additional 326 people were reported to have recovered, bringing the total number to 793,011 since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal, in March 2020.

According to the most recent DGS data, Portugal currently has 2,913,895 people vaccinated against covid-19, of which 788,174 are already immunised with both doses.

The transmissibility index (Rt) of the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus in Portugal has risen to 0.99 while the incidence of infection cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days has dropped to 70.4 according to data released today.

The previous numbers of these indicators, released on Friday, pointed to an Rt of 0.98 and an incidence of 72.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

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

In the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, 40 new infections were reported, accounting for 315,798 cases and 7,191 deaths so far.

The North region has 84 new SARS-CoV-2 infections and since the beginning of the pandemic it has already registered 335,233 cases of infection and 5,337 deaths.

In the Centre region there were 10 more cases, accumulating 118,474 infections and 3,011 deaths.

In the Alentejo, four more cases were reported, totalling 29,726 infections and 970 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, today's bulletin reveals that 15 new cases were registered, accumulating 21,578 infections and 357 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira recorded 19 cases, accounting for 9,141 infections and 68 deaths due to covid-19 since March 2020.

Today, the Azores have 24 new cases and account for 4,688 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.

Of the total fatalities, 8,909 were men and 8,056 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, 11,166 were people over 80 years old, 3,610 were between 70 and 79 years old, and 1,518 were between 60 and 69 years old.



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