COVID 19: Portugal Update, 16 September

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COVID 19: Portugal Update, 16 September

Portugal now accounts for three more deaths related to Covid-19 and 605 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has registered 1,878 deaths and 65,626 cases of infection.

The DGS indicates that the three deaths are male and the deaths were registered in the region of Lisbon and Tagus Valley.

In surveillance are 37,287 contacts, 332 more than on Tuesday.

Data also indicate that 482 people with Covid-19 are admitted to hospitals (four more than on Tuesday), 61 of whom (two more) are in intensive care units.

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, where the highest number of infections is found in the country, a further 290 new cases have been reported, accounting for 33,587 cases of infection and 709 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The northern region now has a further 201 cases, totalling 23,729 and 859 deaths.

In the Centre region there have been 53 more cases, with 5,383 infections and 254 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In Alentejo a further 42 cases of Covid-19 have been registered, totalling 1,217 cases and 22 deaths so far.

The Algarve region has today reported 18 more cases of infection, totalling 1,277 cases and 19 deaths per Covid-19.

In the autonomous region of the Azores no cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, with 240 infections and 15 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Madeira has registered a new case, accounting for 193 infections, with no deaths to date.

In the last 24 hours 166 patients have recovered, so 44,528 people have already overcome the infection since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal.

The confirmed cases are spread over all age groups, with the highest number of infections recorded between 20 and 59 years.

In total, the new coronavirus has already affected at least 29,637 men and 35,989 women in Portugal, according to the reported cases.

Of the total number of deaths, 948 were men and 930 women.

The highest number of deaths continues to be concentrated in people over 80 years of age.

The Covid-19 pandemic has already caused at least 936,095 deaths and more than 29.6 million cases of infection in 196 countries and territories, according to a review 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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