COVID 19: Portugal Update, 26 August

in News · 26-08-2020 14:51:00 · 5 Comments

Portugal registers two more deaths related to Covid-19 and 362 new confirmed cases of infection in the last 24 hours, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate General of Health (DGS) released today.

According to the DGS newsletter, since the beginning of the pandemic until today, there have been 56,274 cases of infection and 1,807 deaths.

The Lisbon and Tagus Valley region registered the most new cases in the last 24 hours, with 214 confirmed infections, accounting for 29,146 cases.

Both deaths occurred in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, which now totals 654 deaths.

The northern region accounts for 846 deaths and 20,130 cases (109 more in the last 24 hours).

The Centre region has already registered 4,702 confirmed cases (25 more), the Algarve 1,044 (five more), and the Alentejo accounts for 906 (eight more). None of these regions registered any new deaths by Covid-19.

In the Azores one more case of infection was registered in the last 24 hours and in Madeira the numbers remain unchanged.

The Azores have had 205 cases since the beginning of the pandemic and 15 deaths, and Madeira has had 141 cases and no deaths from Covid-19.

According to the bulletin, there were 163 more patients recovered, totalling 41,184 cases of recovery.

The DGS also indicates that there are 14 fewer patients admitted to hospitals, totalling 311, and three less in intensive care (38) compared to Tuesday.

The confirmed cases are distributed among all age groups, being between 40 and 49 years of age the most infections, with a total of 9,274, followed by the age group between 30 and 39, with 9,243 cases, and between 20 and 29, with 8,771.

The data also indicate that there were 25,276 men and 30,998 women infected since the beginning of the pandemic.

Of the total number of deadly victims, 911 are men and 896 are women.

The highest number of deaths is concentrated in people over 80 years old, with 1,206 deaths recorded since the beginning of the pandemic, followed by ranges between 70 and 79 years old (356).

The two people who died in the last 24 hours were over 80 years old.

Health authorities have 33,782 people under surveillance (39 less than the day before).


You can see the trend already, and we will face a few more weeks with increase in new cases. It follows a similar trend in France, Spain, Croatia, Greece.

By Annie from Algarve on 27-08-2020 03:42

The online newspaper Sul Informaçao covers local news and updates in the Algarve.

By Annie from Algarve on 27-08-2020 01:35

Actually very few cases if you look at other areas with Tourist activity...

By Thomas Wissmann from Lisbon on 27-08-2020 12:28

C'est bizarre il n'y a pas de statistique sur l'Algarve...on sent que la priorité est donnée au commercial au détriment du sanitaire...

By Michel Schuermans from Algarve on 27-08-2020 09:31

The increase in new cases is no surprise.

By Annie from Algarve on 26-08-2020 04:40
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