COVID 19: Portugal Update, 11 August

in News · 11-08-2020 16:22:00 · 1 Comments

Portugal today registered two more deaths and 120 new cases of infection by Covid-19 in relation to Monday, according to the daily bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

The number of people hospitalised is 365, nine fewer than on Monday, and in intensive care there are 35 people, nine more than the day before.

According to the DGS bulletin on the epidemiological situation, since the beginning of the pandemic until today, there have been 52,945 confirmed cases of infection and 1,761 deaths.

The Lisbon and Tagus Valley region today total 27,281 cases of covid-19, 72 more than the previous day, which represents 60 percent of the cases.

In percentage terms, in the last 24 hours the increase in the number of confirmed cases was 0.22 percent (from 52,825 to 52,945) and the death toll represented 0.11 percent (from 1,759 to 1,761).

The number of patients reported to have recovered from covid-19 increased again in the last 24 hours to 38,760, 160 more than on Monday, exceeding the number of new cases (120).

As for confirmed cases, the North region has 19,128, plus 34 cases, the Centre region has 4,526 infections, six more than the day before, the Algarve totals 934 cases, three more, and the Alentejo has 770, three more cases.

Madeira maintains 123 cases, and no deaths, and in the Azores there are 183 cases of infection, two more cases of infection than on Monday. The number of people who died with covid-19 in the archipelago remains at 15.

The North region continues to record the highest number of deaths (834), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (620), the Centre (253), Alentejo (22), Algarve (17) and the Azores (15).

In global terms, there are more infected people in the age group between 40 and 49 years (8,748), followed by the group between 30 and 39 years, which now counts 8,660 cases.

The age group between 20 and 29 years old has totalled 8,132 cases in Portugal since the beginning of the pandemic, while in the 50 to 59 age group, the cases of infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus are 7,971.

With more than 80 years old, 5,977 people had confirmed infections, while 5,293 people between 60 and 69 years old got sick.

Covid-19 has already affected 1,939 children in Portugal up to 9 years old and 2,474 between 10 and 19 years old in Portugal.

The data indicate that of the total fatalities, 887 are men and 874 are women. The two deaths that occurred in the last 24 hours occurred in the North of the country and the victims were over 80 years old.

By age group, the highest number of deaths is concentrated in people over 80 years old (1,176), followed by those between 70 and 79 years old (345), between 60 and 69 years old (157) and between 50 and 59 years old (57).

There are still 20 deaths registered between the ages of 40 and 49, four between the ages of 30 and 39 and two between the ages of 20 and 29.

Health authorities have 37,767 people under surveillance, 43 more than the previous day.

A total of 1,368 await laboratory results, 88 more than the previous day.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 736,000 deaths and infected more than 20.1 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.


'' Experts in Spain say the country has once again reached a "critical situation" with the worst infection rate in Europe. It reported an average daily rise of 4,923 cases during the last seven days, according to AFP news agency ''
Maybe its time to consider 'unilateral' action & close the boarders again ?

By Eric from UK on 12-08-2020 09:25
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