Covid-19: Portugal Update, 15 October

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Covid-19: Portugal Update, 15 October

Portugal now has 2,101 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus, the highest daily value since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, and eleven deaths, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

It is the second consecutive day that Portugal has more than two thousand new cases, after the 2,072 registered on Wednesday.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has already registered 2,128 deaths and 93,294 cases of infection, with 36,085 cases active, 1,502 more than on Wednesday.

The DGS also indicates that of the 11 deaths registered, seven occurred in Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, two in the Northern region and another two in the Centre region.

Regarding hospital admissions, in the last 24 hours there have been 36 more people admitted, totalling 993, of which 139 in intensive care (four more than on Wednesday).

The health authorities have 51,601 contacts under surveillance, 1,057 more than on Wednesday.

In the last 24 hours 588 patients recovered, totalling 55,081 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Northern region had most new infections in the last 24 hours, with 1,146 cases, totalling 35,807 and 934 dead.

In the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo another 733 new cases of infection were reported, with 45,521 cases and 857 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Centre region there were a further 163 cases, with 7,511 infections and 275 deaths.

In the Alentejo there were 40 new cases of Covid-19, a total of 1,764, with a total of 26 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Algarve region has today reported a further 13 new cases of infection, totalling 2,080 cases and 21 deaths.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores another new case has been registered, adding 306 detected infections and 15 dead since the beginning of the pandemic.

Madeira has registered five new cases in the last 24 hours, accounting for 305 infections, with no deaths to date.

The confirmed cases are spread over all age groups, with the highest number of infections recorded between 20 and 59 years. The 40 to 49 year age group have the highest number of infections.

In terms of deaths, Covid-19 has caused more deaths among men (1,066) than women (1,062).

Conversely, the gender of those infected with the disease has already reached 50,762 women and 42,532 men.

Covid-19 has already caused more than one million ninety-three thousand deaths and more than 38.5 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a balance sheet made by the French agency AFP.

After Europe succeeded China as the centre of the pandemic in February, the American continent now has the most confirmed cases and the most deaths.


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