COVID 19: Portugal Update, 21 October

in News · 21-10-2020 15:01:00 · 4 Comments

Portugal now has 16 more deaths related to Covid-19 and 2,535 confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

The number of new cases released today is the second highest since the beginning of the pandemic, after a record 2,608 new cases on 16 October.

According to the bulletin released today, Portugal has already counted 106,271 confirmed cases and 2,229 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Health authorities have 55,882 people under surveillance, 244 fewer than on Tuesday.

The DGS also reveals that 40,804 cases are active, 1,179 more than on Tuesday.

According to the epidemiological bulletin, of the 16 deaths recorded, eight occurred in Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, four in the northern region, two in the centre, one in Alentejo and one in the Algarve.

As regards hospital admissions, the bulletin reveals that in the last 24 hours there have been 35 more people admitted, totalling 1,272, and 187 in intensive care, 11 more than on Tuesday.

The official data provided since the beginning of the pandemic reveal that the number of hospital admissions today is close to the highs recorded in April, when the highest number of patients in hospital was reached on 16 April, with 1,302.

The maximum number of hospitalisations in Intensive Care Units was registered on 7 April, when 217 people were in these units due to infection with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

In the last 24 hours 1,340 patients have recovered, totalling 63,238 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Northern region continues to register the highest number of new infections daily, registering today 1,379 more cases, totalling 42,921, and 980 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo 863 new cases of infection have been reported, with 49,459 cases and 898 deaths.

In the Centro region there were 197 new cases, accounting for 8,743 infections and 283 deaths.

In the Alentejo there have been 50 new cases, totalling 2,163 with a total of 30 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Algarve region has today reported a further 41 cases of infection, totalling 2,307 cases and 23 deaths.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores a new case has been registered in the last 24 hours, totalling 329 detected infections and 15 dead since the beginning of the pandemic.

Madeira has registered four new cases in the last 24 hours, accounting for 349 infections, no deaths to date.

The confirmed cases are spread over all age groups, with the highest number of infections recorded between 20 and 59 years.

In total, the new coronavirus has already affected at least 48,364 men and 57,907 women in Portugal, according to the reported cases.

Of the total number of deaths, 1,125 were men and 1,104 women.

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

The Covid-19 pandemic has already caused more than 1.1 million deaths and more than 40.8 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a review by the French agency AFP.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected at the end of December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.

After Europe succeeded China as the centre of the pandemic in February, the American continent now has the most confirmed cases and the most deaths.


Yes, I agree. The Chinese need to be better humans. No more shark finning, no more elephant ivory, no more skinning and boiling dogs alive, etc, etc.

By William from Other on 22-10-2020 02:54

China is to be blamed for this virus, Chinese are enjoying now while rest of the world is suffering.

By Jan Huset from USA on 22-10-2020 12:55

Wij wonen gedeeltelijk in de Algarve

By Riawatzema from Algarve on 22-10-2020 11:20

The epidemic is happening, it's good to report the facts but no blaming China is silly. This is should be a wake up call for the world. We need to stop the disconnect between animals and food. Everyone needs to understand what is going on and adjust accordingly. We can be better humans

By Panda waddup from UK on 22-10-2020 05:49
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