COVID-19: Portugal update, 2 September

in News · 02-09-2020 15:14:00 · 2 Comments

Portugal has registered three more deaths and 390 new cases of Covid-19 infection than on Tuesday, according to the daily epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate General for Health (DGS).

According to the bulletin, since the beginning of the pandemic there have been 58,633 confirmed cases of infection and 1,827 deaths.

DGS data indicate that the three fatalities were registered in the region of Lisboa and Vale do Tejo, which accounts for 30,208 cases (plus 168) and 671 deaths.

The North region now registers a further 184 cases, adding up to a total of 21,125,941, with 849 deaths.

In the Centre region there were a further 23 cases, totalling 4,853, with 253 deaths, and in Alentejo three more infections were recorded, totalling 949, with 22 deaths.

The Algarve region has today reported eleven more cases of infection, now totalling 1,123 and 17 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Azores have registered another case in the last 24 hours, a total of 214, keeping the 15 deaths, and Madeira has today one more case, accounting for 161 covid-19 infections, without any deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The DGS also reports that in the last 24 hours a further 129 patients have recovered, totalling 42,233 people given as recovered since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal.

According to the bulletin, 33,914 patients are currently under surveillance, 84 less than on Tuesday.

The number of inpatients has fallen to 337 (minus 13) and the number of patients in intensive care units has also fallen to 41 (minus three).

Confirmed cases are spread over all age groups, with the highest number of infections recorded between the ages of 30 and 49.

In total, the new coronavirus affected at least 26,372 men and 32,261 women in Portugal, according to the reported cases.

Of the total number of deaths, 921 were men and 906 women.

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


Since the beginning of the pandemic there have been 58,633 confirmed cases of infection and 1,827 deaths in Portugal, so why have the UK imposed quarantine measures on Brits returning from there? lt is totally ILLOGICAL as well as completely STUPID, UNINTELLIGENT,and lacking in COMMON SENSE, as their rate is MUCH lower than the uk`s, which is already climbing to almost 50, 000 !!! The contrast could not be greater !

By Karen from Other on 05-09-2020 11:09

It would be very helpful to valiate the situation if the DGS would explain whether the 390 new cases of covid infections are people who have been tested positive or actually people with clinical symptons which have to be treated. Since the PCR test has a error rate of +/- 1.5 %, of 26000 tested people 390 will be false positive.

By Monika from Lisbon on 03-09-2020 05:22
Interactive Topics, send us your comments/opinion on this article.

Please note that The Portugal News may use selected comments in the printed edition of the newspaper.