COVID 19: Portugal Update, 19 August

in News · 19-08-2020 15:17:00 · 1 Comments

Portugal today registers two deaths from covid-19 and 253 confirmed cases of infection compared to Tuesday, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), released today.

According to the DGS bulletin on the epidemiological situation, between the two dead is a baby less than one year old, the first case of death under 20 registered in Portugal.

Since the beginning of the pandemic until today, there were 54,701 confirmed cases of infection and 1,786 deaths.

The region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley registers the two deaths that occurred in the last 24 hours and a further 159 cases of infection, with a total of 28,284 confirmed cases.

The bulletin also reports 193 patients recovered in the last 24 hours. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 40,129 recovery cases have been recorded.

In the last 24 hours, there are three less patients hospitalised in intensive care and the number of hospitalized patients has also decreased to 329 (seven less compared to Tuesday).

In the northern region there are 65 more cases, now totalling 19,637 cases of covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, the central region accounts for 4,624 confirmed cases (17 more); the Alentejo records 851 confirmed cases (seven more), and the Algarve 987 cases (four more).

Regarding the Autonomous Region of Madeira, the bulletin reports 135 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic (one more in the last 24 hours) and no deaths.

The Autonomous Region of the Azores has not registered any cases in the last 24 hours. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been a total of 187 cases.

With regard to registered deaths, the North remains the region with the highest total deaths, with 840 records, followed by the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region with 639 deaths.

The Centre region has 253 deaths, the Alentejo 22 and the Algarve 17 deaths.

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.

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

According to DGS, the age group between 40 and 49 years old remains the most affected, accounting for a total of 9,035, followed by the age group between 30 and 39 years old, with 8,958 cases.

The data also indicate that, of the total fatalities, 897 are men and 889 are women.

By age group, the highest number of deaths is concentrated among people over 80 years old, with 1,194 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 34,772 people under surveillance (335 fewer than the day before).


Comments:

I read on TSF today that they will send citizens a code to register that tracing app that will be released in the next few weeks

"O Conselho de Ministros aprovou na mesma altura o decreto-lei que regula a intervenção dos profissionais de saúde, que entregarão "um código ao cidadão para que se possa registar na aplicação""

Is that going to apply to foreign residents too?

By Johnny English from Porto on 19-08-2020 07:25
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