Covid-19: Portugal Update, 24 July

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Portugal today registered seven more deaths and 313 new cases of infection by covid-19 in relation to Thursday, 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 49,692 confirmed cases of infection and 1,712 deaths.

Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, where there are more active outbreaks, now account for 25,110 cases, 253 more infected than the day before and for six out of the total of the seven deaths since Thursday.

In percentage terms, in the last 24 hours, the increase in deaths was 0.6% (from 1,705 to 1712) and that of confirmed cases was 0.4% (from 49,379 to 49,692).

Lisbon and the Tagus Valley is the region where the increase in cases continues to be most significant, accounting for 80.8% of new cases, with 253 of the 313 registered. Six out of the seven fatal cases which occurred in the last 24 hours, occurred in the Lisbon area. The other death occurred in Alentejo.

In the number of cases, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo leads with 25,110, followed by the North region (18,415, with 26 new cases), the Centre region (4,387, with five new cases), the Algarve (806 and 11 new cases) and the Alentejo (667, plus 14 cases).

In the Azores, in the last 24 hours, the number of infected people has risen (160) and deaths have remained (15), as happened in Madeira, now with 105 infected, but 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 total deaths (828), then comes the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (582), the Center (252) , Alentejo (20), Algarve (15) and Azores (15).

In the last 24 hours, the number of people hospitalised has decreased to 420 (minus 11) and in intensive care there are now 52 people, down by seven.

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 highest number of deaths is concentrated in people over 80 years old (1,150), followed by those between 70 and 79 years old (330), between 60 and 69 years old (152) and between 50 and 59 years old (55). There are still 20 deaths registered between 40 and 49, three between 30 and 39 and two between 20 and 29 years of age.

In terms of infected people, the age group between 30 and 39 years old registered the greatest increase in cases compared to the previous day, with 65 more new cases of covid-19.

Globally, there are more infected in the age group between 40 and 49 years (8,219, 49 more cases than on Thursday) then between 30 and 39 years (8,110, an increase of 65 cases), 50 to 59 years (7,549 , plus 34), 20 and 29 years old (7,568, plus 54 cases), followed by people over 80 years old (5,750, 27 more than the previous day).

Health authorities have 34,870 contacts of infected people under surveillance - 96 fewer than on Thursday - and 1,544 cases await laboratory results.

The number of patients recovered from covid-19 increased to 34,687 (318 more).


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