COVID 19: Portugal Update, 20 July

in News · 20-07-2020 15:37:00 · 1 Comments

Portugal today registers two more deaths and 135 new cases of infection by covid-19, compared to Sunday, according to the daily bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

According to the bulletin, since the beginning of the pandemic until today, there have been 48,771 confirmed cases of infection and 1,691 deaths.

Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, where there are more active outbreaks, currently register 24,369 cases, 108 more than on Sunday.

In percentage terms, in the last 24 hours, the increase in deaths was 0.1 percent (from 1,689 to 1,691) and that of confirmed cases was 0.3 percent (from 48,636 to 48,771).

Lisbon and the Tagus Valley is the region where the increase in cases continues to be more significant, accounting for 80 percent of new cases, with 108 out of 135 accounted for. It was also in the Lisbon area that the two fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours occurred.

In number of cases, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo leads with 24,369, followed by the North region (18,356, with 28 new cases), the Centre region (4,361, with seven new cases), the Algarve (790 and 10 new cases) and the Alentejo (635, plus nine cases).

In the Azores, five more cases of covid-19 were registered in the last 24 hours, now increasing to 158, maintaining the number of deaths (15), while in Madeira there was an increase in one case (now 102) and continues no record of deaths.

Despite the daily increases in deaths in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo area, it is the North that continues to record the highest number of deaths (827), then Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (564), the Centre (251), Alentejo ( 19), Algarve (15) and Azores (15).

In the last 24 hours, the number of people hospitalised has risen to 454 (two more than on Sunday) and in intensive care there are now 61 people (minus four).

Regarding information on cases by municipality, DGS says that it refers to the total number of medical reports in the SINAVE system, not including laboratory reports. As such, it may not correspond to all cases per municipality.

The DGS also informs that the demographic characterisation is only updated on Mondays, so that the three counties with most confirmed cases remain Lisbon (4,240), Sintra (3,476) and Loures (2,197).

By age group, the greatest number of deaths is concentrated in people over 80 years old (1,135), followed by those between 70 and 79 years old (326), between 60 and 69 years old (150) and between 50 and 59 years old (55). There are 20 deaths registered between 40 and 49 years old, three between 30 and 39 years old and two between 20 and 29 years old.

In terms of infected people, the age group between 30 and 39 years old registered the greatest increase in cases compared to Sunday, with 69 more new cases.

Globally, there are more infected in the age group between 40 and 49 years (8,062, 64 more cases than on Sunday) then between 30 and 39 years (7,943, an increase of 69 cases), 50 to 59 years (7,450, more 53), 20 and 29 years old (7,402, 61 more cases) and more than 80 years old (5,690, 23 more than the previous day).

Health authorities have 35,073 contacts of infected people under surveillance - 40 fewer than on Sunday - and 1,560 cases await laboratory results.

The number of patients reported to have recovered increased to 33,547 (another 178).


We might end up with the same death figures as the annual flu; this is terrifying, I´m so scared. I demand a full lock-down, closing the border, a police state, drones, a ban on cash, a social credit system and a vaccination identity system with mandatory vaccination as we do for the flu. Only Bill can save us now. Bill if you read this; help us, the people of Portugal need you more than ever. Please, trust our leaders in these difficult times and be careful when dealing with family, friends, neighbours, etc; there might be non-believers under them.Comrades, we are all together in this; let's turn our fear into a virtue, the more fear the more virtue!

By Pedro from Lisbon on 21-07-2020 08:47
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