COVID 19: Portugal Update, 20 August

in News · 20-08-2020 14:58:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal today records two deaths from covid-19 and 291 confirmed cases of infection compared to Wednesday, 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 54,992 confirmed cases of infection and 1,788 deaths.

The region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley recorded one more death in the last 24 hours and 170 more cases of infection, with a total of 28,454 confirmed cases. The other death occurred in the North.

The bulletin reports 135 more patients recovered in the last 24 hours, totalling 40,264 recovery cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the last 24 hours, there are four more patients hospitalised in intensive care, with the number of hospitalised patients also increasing, now reaching 334 (five more compared to Wednesday).

In the northern region there are 93 more cases, now totalling 19,730 cases of covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, the central region has 4,626 confirmed cases (two more); the Alentejo records 863 confirmed cases (plus 12), and the Algarve 996 cases (plus nine).

Regarding the Autonomous Region of Madeira, the 135 confirmed cases remain since the beginning of the pandemic and no deaths, while in the Azores one more case was registered in the last 24 hours (188) and also with no deaths to be registered.

With regard to registered deaths, the North remains the region with the highest total deaths, with 841 records, followed by the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region with 640 deaths.

The Centre region has 253 deaths, 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 the newsrooms these data are broken down.

As for confirmed cases, they are distributed across 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 remains the most affected, accounting for a total of 9,082, followed by the age group between 30 and 39 years, with 9,015 cases.

The data also indicates that, since the beginning of the pandemic, there were 24,703 infected men and 30,289 women and of the total fatalities, 899 are men and 889 are women.

By age group, the highest number of deaths is concentrated among people over 80 years old, with 1,195 deaths recorded since the beginning of the pandemic, followed by those between 70 and 79 years old (349), between 60 and 69 years old ( 159) and between 50 and 59 years old (57).

Health authorities have 34,442 people under surveillance (350 fewer than the day before).


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