COVID-19: Portugal Update, 18 August

in News · 18-08-2020 15:50:00 · 4 Comments

Portugal today registered five more deaths from Covid-19 and another 214 confirmed cases of infection compared to Monday, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), released today.

According to the DGS bulletin on the epidemiological situation, since the beginning of the pandemic until today, there have been 54,448 confirmed cases of infection and 1,784 deaths.

The Lisbon and Tagus Valley region recorded the five deaths that occurred in the last 24 hours and 128 more cases of infection than on Monday, with a total of 28,125 confirmed cases.

Portugal now registers 39,936 recovered cases, 136 more than on Monday.

In the last 24 hours, the number of patients admitted to intensive care has risen from 37 to 38 (one more) and the total number of patients admitted to hospitals has remained unchanged at 336.

In the northern region, 19,572 cases of covid-19 have been confirmed since the beginning of the pandemic, 58 of which in the last 24 hours; the central region accounts for 4,603 confirmed cases (plus 12); the Alentejo records 844 confirmed cases (plus eight), and the Algarve 983 cases (plus three).

In the autonomous region of Madeira there are 134 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic (four more in the last 24 hours) and no deaths; in the Azores, another case was recorded (187) and the 15 deaths remain.

As for registered deaths, the North remains the region with the highest total deaths, with 840 records, the center has 253 deaths, the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo has 637, Alentejo 22 and Algarve 17 dead .

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 new model of the DGS bulletin, which came into force on Monday, has failed to provide exact figures on the demographic distribution of cases, but in a note sent to newsrooms these data are broken down.

According to DGS, the age group between 40 and 49 years remains the most affected, accounting for a total of 8,988, followed by the age group between 30 and 39 years, with 8,909 cases.

In the 214 new cases registered in the last 24 hours, 97 are men and 117 are women.

The data also indicate that, of the total fatalities, 896 are men and 888 are women (plus five).

By age group, the highest number of deaths is concentrated among people over 80 years old, with 1,193 deaths registered since the beginning of the pandemic, followed by those between 70 and 79 years old (348), between 60 and 69 years old ( 346) and between 50 and 59 years old (57).

Health authorities have 35,107 people under surveillance (461 fewer than the day before).


Or, remove John Dough's virus-denying comment, so we can all keep wearing masks, inside and out, and stay healthy and alive.

By Gunnar Gustafsson from Algarve on 19-08-2020 01:45

Amazing the influence The Portugal News has!!! The whole world is wearing masks, using sanitizer, and social distancing!

By William from Other on 19-08-2020 12:19

John Dough, couldn't agree more. Let's stop this unnecessary fear mongering that this newspaper is promoting.

By Fred 6 from Algarve on 19-08-2020 10:25

Delete all the cumulative graphs and the situation looks much better. At the moment there are very few people in hospital and ICU with CoVid and I would like to know the age distribution of those. It will explain why we are not at risk and why we can soon let go of masks and everything else.

By John Dough from Lisbon on 19-08-2020 08:01
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