COVID-19: Portugal Update, 22 September

in News · 22-09-2020 14:47:00 · 4 Comments

Portugal has registered five more deaths related to covid-19 today and 463 new cases of infection, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate General for Health (DGS).

Since the beginning of the pandemic Portugal has registered a total of 1,925 deaths and 69,663 cases of infection.

DGS indicates that three deaths have been registered in the region of Lisboa e Vale do Tejo and two in the region of the North.

Data also indicate that 546 people with covid-19 are admitted to hospitals (28 more than on Monday), of which 70 (nine more) are in intensive care units.

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, where the highest number of infections is found in the country, a further 198 new cases have been reported, accounting for 35,641 cases of infection and 734 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Northern region now has a further 191 cases, now totalling 25,099, with 877 deaths.

In the Centre region there have been a further 36 cases, with 5,687 infections and 257 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Alentejo a further 12 cases of covid-19 have been registered, totalling 1,352 cases and 23 deaths so far.

The Algarve region has today reported 21 more cases of infection, totalling 1,442 cases and 19 deaths per covid-19.

In the autonomous region of the Azores two cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, totalling 254 infections and 15 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Madeira registers three more cases, accounting for 208 infections, with no deaths to date.

In the last 24 hours 238 patients have recovered, so in total 45,974 people have recovered from the infection since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal.

The confirmed cases are spread over all age groups, with the highest number of infections being registered between 20 and 59 years of age, with a slight emphasis on the 40 to 49 age group.

In total, the new coronavirus has already affected at least 31,511 men and 38,152 women in Portugal, according to the reported cases.

Of the total number of fatalities, 972 were men and 953 women.

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


1: Sweden is NOT over covid, and herd immunity with this ever changing virus doesn't work. One only need to compare Norway, Finland and Denmark vs Sweden to see the difference between responsibility vs irresponsible. 2. Portugal, if it wants to get back to the success of last spring, will need to stop allowing people in from irresponsible countries. Especially the UK, France and Spain. This isn't going away just because one wishes it would. People see the rise in numbers and still spread right wing propaganda.

By Elle from Porto on 23-09-2020 05:41

Lol, far from it. The recent research in UK showed that only 8% of the population has antibodies. It needs to reach 80% to be called “herd immunity”

By Sofie from Algarve on 23-09-2020 04:43

Johannes, I think you are completely wrong. The UK has 5,000 newcases daily, so I would hardly call that being over. Portugal would be in the same mess as the UK and the USA if it hadn't introduced strict measures.

By Robin Watson from Madeira on 23-09-2020 03:28

Covid is over in Sweden. They have herd immunity. Many other parts of the world do too, including England, Italy, and parts of the US, like New York.
But Portugal with its draconic, police-state-actions still is frightened by the (harmless) Covod-19-virus (More people die of flue and other).

By johannes from Alentejo on 23-09-2020 01:12
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