COVID 19: Portugal update, 14 August

in News · 14-08-2020 16:50:00 · 2 Comments

Portugal has recorded two more deaths from covid-19 and 235 new cases of infection compared to Thursday, according to the daily bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

According to the DGS bulletin on the epidemiological situation, since the beginning of the pandemic there have been 53,783 confirmed cases of infection and 1,772 deaths.

The region of Lisboa e Vale do Tejo totals today registered 27,794 cases of covid-19, 149 more than the previous day.

The two deaths registered were also in this region.

In the last 24 hours 197 people have recovered from the disease, 348 people are hospitalised (10 fewer than on Thursday), 41 of them in intensive care units, two more than the previous day.

In the northern region a further 52 cases have been reported, now totalling 19,353, the Centro region has 4,568 confirmed cases, eight more than on Thursday, the Algarve has 957 cases, plus eleven, and the Alentejo has 799 cases, plus thirteen.

Madeira increased the number of cases to 128, two more than the previous day, and no deaths, and the Azores did not register any more cases, totaling 184 infection situations and maintaining the number of deaths (15).

The Northern region continues to register the highest number of deaths (838), followed by the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region (627), the Centre (253), Alentejo (22), Algarve (17) and the Azores (15).

The majority of cases of infection are women (29,690), compared to 24,093 men who are against the disease and, in general terms, there are more infections in the 40-49 age group (8,865), followed by the 30-39 age group, which now accounts for 8,803 cases.

The age group between 20 and 29 years since the beginning of the pandemic totals 8,307 cases, while in the 50 to 59 age group, the cases of infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus are 8,073.

Over the age of 80, 6,059 people have had confirmed infections, while 5,3364 people between the ages of 60 and 69 have become ill.

In Portugal, covid-19 has already affected 1,986 children up to the age of 9 and 2,533 between the ages of 10 and 19.

The data also indicate that, out of the total number of deaths, 891 are men and 881 are women.

By age groups, the highest number of deaths is concentrated in people over 80 years of age (1,184), followed by those between 70 and 79 years of age (347), between 60 and 69 years of age (158) and between 50 and 59 years of age (57).

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

The health authorities have 36,345 people under surveillance and 1,298 people are awaiting laboratory results, 50 more than the previous day.


The Euromomo surveillances system indicates for week 29 (that ended 19 July 2020) an important excess mortality for Portugal, indicated by a z-score of 8,35 Such z-score would normally correspond to about 40 extra deaths per million. However, for that week only about 3 corona-related deaths per million were reported. So Corona cannot be the explanation.
My questions:
Is an influenza virus or any other infectious disease currently viral in Portugal?
Is that epidemic not more important than Corona?

By Hans-Joachim Kremer from Other on 21-08-2020 09:56

What is the current number of new infected cases per week/100,000 inhabitants for the entire Portugal? In another article in this issue of Portugal News it states it is less<20 for the Algarve region.
Regards, Henrik

By Henrik Hellquist from Algarve on 15-08-2020 03:35
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