COVID 19: Portugal Update, 17 August

in News · 17-08-2020 15:29:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal today registered another death and 132 more confirmed cases of covid-19 compared to Sunday, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), released today.

According to the DGS bulletin on the epidemiological situation, which today started a new model for the dissemination of data, since the beginning of the pandemic until today, there have been 54,234 confirmed cases of infection and 1,779 deaths.

The Lisbon and Tagus Valley region recorded the only death that occurred in the last 24 hours and 66 more cases of infection than on Sunday, with a total of 27,997 confirmed cases.

Portugal now has 39,800 recovered cases, 103 more than on Sunday.

In the last 24 hours, the number of patients admitted to intensive care has remained unchanged at 37 and the total number of patients admitted to hospitals has risen from 325 to 336 (plus 11).

In the northern region, 19,514 cases of covid-19 have been confirmed since the beginning of the pandemic, 41 of which in the last 24 hours; the central region accounts for 4,591 confirmed cases (six more); the Alentejo registers 836 confirmed cases (plus 13), and the Algarve 980 cases (plus five).

In the autonomous region of Madeira there are 130 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic (with no variation in the last 24 hours) and no deaths; in the Azores, one more case was registered (186) and the 15 deaths remain.

As for registered deaths, the north remains the region with the highest total deaths, with 840 records, the centre has 253 deaths, the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo has 632, Alentejo 22 and Algarve 17 deaths .

Portugal still has no record of deaths under 20 years old and the age group above 80 years remains the most affected by mortality from covid-19.

As for confirmed cases, they are distributed across all age groups, with ages up to nine years old being the least affected by infections.

The DGS bulletin no longer provides exact figures on the demographic distribution of cases, but according to the graph presented, the age groups between 30 and 39 years and 40 and 49 years are still the most affected. Of the 132 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours, 72 are men and 60 are women.

The data also indicate that, of the total fatalities, 896 are men and 883 are women.

By age group, the graph shows that the highest number of deaths is concentrated in people over 80 years old, followed by those between 70 and 79 years old, between 60 and 69 years old and between 50 and 59 years old.

Health authorities have 35,568 people under surveillance (174 fewer than the day before).


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