Covid-19: Portugal Update, 18 May

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 18-05-2021 15:23:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal today recorded two deaths attributed to Covid-19 and 386 new cases of infection by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, in addition to a decrease in hospital admissions, indicates the Directorate General of Health.

According to the DGS epidemiological bulletin, 66 patients are hospitalised in intensive care, six less than on Monday.

As for the hospitalisations in infirmary, the official data indicate that 233 patients are hospitalised today, less 13.

The two deaths occurred in Lisbon and Tagus Valley and the Azores.

The data also shows there was a decrease of 184 active cases of infection, now totalling 21,997.

Since the start of the pandemic Portugal has recorded 842,767 confirmed cases of infection by the new coronavirus and 17,011 deaths.

Regarding the number of new cases, today's figures are similar to those recorded in recent weeks, with daily fluctuations.

The number of contacts under surveillance by the health authorities has fallen by 129 to 18,376.

The data also reveals that 568 people have been reported recovered, bringing the total number since the start of the pandemic in Portugal in March 2020 to 803,759.

According to the DGS Portugal has 4,515,124 people vaccinated against Covid-19, of which 1,367,154 are already immunised with both doses.

The transmissibility index (Rt) of the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus in Portugal is 1, while the incidence of infection per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days is 50.5.

Rt and incidence data are updated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 175 new infections have been reported, with 318,298 cases and 7,210 deaths counted so far.

The Northern region now has 131 new SARS-CoV-2 infections, totalling 338,532 cases of infection and 5,350 deaths since the pandemic began.

In the Centre region, 20 more cases have been registered, bringing the total to 119,311 infections and 3,018 deaths.

In the Alentejo 12 more cases were reported, totalling 29,994 infections and 971 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, today's bulletin reveals that 10 cases were registered, accumulating 22,035 infections and 362 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira has recorded nine new cases, accounting for 9,510 infections and 68 deaths due to Covid-19 since March 2020.

The Azores now has 29 new cases and counts 5,087 cases and 32 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to the DGS.

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

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 382,717 men and 459,696 women in Portugal, DGS data show, according to which there are 348 cases of unknown gender, which are under investigation, as this information is not provided automatically.

Of the total number of fatalities, 8,937 were men and 8,074 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 deaths, 11,182 were people aged over 80, 3,626 were aged between 70 and 79, and 1,528 were aged between 60 and 69.

The pandemic caused at least 3,391,849 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 163.5 million cases of infection, according to a report by the French agency AFP.



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