COVID 19: Portugal Update, 23 July

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Portugal today registers three more deaths and 229 new cases of infection by covid-19 in relation to Wednesday, 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 49,379 confirmed cases of infection and 1,705 deaths.

Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, where there are more active outbreaks, now total 24,857 cases, 172 more infected than the day before and two more dead.

In percentage terms, in the last 24 hours, the increase in deaths was 0.2 percent (from 1,702 to 1,705) and that of confirmed cases was 0.5 percent (from 49,150 to 49,379).

Lisbon and Tagus Valley is the region where the increase in cases continues to be more significant, accounting for 75 percent of new cases, with 172 of the 229 accounted for. In the Lisbon area, there were two of the three fatal cases recorded in the last 24 hours. The other death occurred in the North.

In number of cases, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo leads with 24,857, followed by the North region (18,415, with 25 new cases), the Centre region (4,387, with eight new cases), the Algarve (806 and 10 new cases) and the Alentejo (653, plus 17 cases).

In the Azores, the number of infected (159) and deaths (15) was maintained in the last 24 hours, as was the case in Madeira, with 102 infected and with no record of deaths.

Despite the daily increases in deaths in the area of ??Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, it is the North that continues to record the highest number of deaths (828), then comes the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (576), the Centre (252), Alentejo (19), Algarve (15) and Azores (15).

In the last 24 hours, the number of people hospitalised has decreased to 431 (minus eight) and in intensive care there are still 59 people.

Regarding information on cases per municipality, DGS recalls that it is only updated on Mondays, so the three municipalities with the most confirmed cases indicated in the bulletin 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 (1,146), followed by those between 70 and 79 years old (327), between 60 and 69 years old (152) and between 50 and 59 years old (55). There are 20 deaths registered between 40 and 49 years old, three between 30 and 39 and two between 20 and 29 years old.

In terms of infected people, the age group between 40 and 49 years was the one that registered a greater increase in cases compared to Wednesday, with another 45 new cases of covid-19.

Globally, there are more infected in the age group between 40 and 49 years (8,170, 45 more cases than on Wednesday) then between 30 and 39 years (8,045, an increase of 33 cases), 50 to 59 years (7,515 , plus 26), 20 and 29 years (7,514, plus 43 cases), followed by people over 80 (5,723, 13 more than the previous day).

Health authorities have 34,966 contacts of infected people under surveillance - 74 fewer than on Wednesday - and 1,545 cases await laboratory results.

The number of patients reported to have recovered increased to 34,369 (370 more).


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