COVID 19: Portugal Update, 12 August

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Portugal today registers three more deaths from covid-19 and 278 new cases of infection compared to Tuesday, according to the daily bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

The number of people hospitalised is 367, two more than the day before, and in intensive care there are 40 people, plus five.

According to the DGS bulletin on the epidemiological situation, since the beginning of the pandemic until today, there have been 53,223 confirmed cases of infection and 1,764 deaths.

The Lisbon and Tagus Valley region today total 27,441 cases of covid-19, 160 more than the previous day, which represents 57.5 percent of the cases.

In percentage terms, in the last 24 hours the increase in the number of confirmed cases was 0.52 percent (from 52,945 to 53,223) and the death toll represented 0.17 percent (from 1,761 to 1,764).

The number of patients reported to have recovered from covid-19 has increased again in the last 24 hours to 38,940, 180 more than on Tuesday.

As for confirmed cases, the North region has 19,217, 89 more cases, the Central region has 4,538, 12 more than the day before, the Algarve has 938 cases, four more, and the Alentejo has 780, 10 more cases.

Madeira increased the number of cases to 125, two more than the day before, and no deaths, and the Azores recorded yet another case, totalling 184 infection situations and maintaining the number of deaths (15).

The North region continues to record the highest number of deaths (836), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (621), the Centre (253), Alentejo (22), Algarve (17) and the Azores (15).

Most of the cases of infection are women (29,406) and in general terms there are more infected in the age group between 40 and 49 years (8,785), followed by the group between 30 and 39 years, which today accounts for 8,710 cases.

The age group between 20 and 29 years old has totalled 8,888 cases in Portugal since the beginning of the pandemic, while in the 50 to 59 years old range, the cases of infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus are 8,004.

With over 80 years old, 6,006 people had confirmed infections, while 5,318 people between 60 and 69 years old got sick.

Covid-19 has already affected 1,955 children in Portugal up to 9 years old and 2,492 between 10 and 19 years old in Portugal.

The data indicate that of the total fatalities, 887 are men and 877 are women. Two of the deaths that occurred in the last 24 hours occurred in the North and one in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region. The three victims are women and were over 80 years old.

By age group, the highest number of deaths is concentrated in people over 80 years old (1,179), 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 36,377 people under surveillance, 1,390 less than the previous day.

A total of 1,292 people await laboratory results, 76 fewer than the previous day.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 743,000 deaths and infected more than 20.3 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.


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