COVID 19: Portugal Update, 29 July

in News · 29-07-2020 15:19:00 · 1 Comments

Portugal today registered three more deaths and 203 new cases of infection by Covid-19 in relation to Tuesday, 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 50,613 confirmed cases of infection and 1,725 ??deaths.

The region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, where there are still more active outbreaks of covid-19, today totals 25,763 cases, 146 more than the previous day, which represents 72 percent of the country's cases.

In percentage terms, in the last 24 hours, the increase in deaths was 0.17 percent (from 1,722 to 1,725) and that of confirmed cases was 0.4 percent (from 50,410 to 50,613).

In number of cases, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo lead, with 25,763, followed by the North region (18,585, with 36 new cases), the Centre region (4,429, plus seven cases). The Algarve has five more cases (858), and the Alentejo has 706 cases, nine more than the day before.

In the Azores, 167 cases remain and Madeira keeps 105 infected with SARS-Cov-2, which causes the covid-19 disease.

The North region continues to record the highest number of deaths (828), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (594), the Centre (252), Alentejo (21), Algarve (15) and the Azores (15).

According to the bulletin that depicts the epidemiological situation of covid-19, the three deaths were registered in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo and the three victims were over 80 years old.

In the last 24 hours, the number of people hospitalised has risen to 403, one more than on Tuesday, and in intensive care there are now 43 people (two more).

By age group, the largest number of deaths is concentrated in people over 80 years old (1,159), followed by those between 70 and 79 years old (333), between 60 and 69 years old (153) 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.

Generally, there are more infected people aged between 40 and 49 years (8,370, 37 more cases than the day before), then between 30 and 39 years (8,258, an increase of 22 cases), 20 and 29 years (7,754, plus 50 cases), 50 to 59 years (7,678, plus 36), followed by people over 80 (5,799, plus six).

Health authorities have 35,339 people under surveillance, three more compared to Tuesday, and 1,600 await laboratory results, plus four.

The number of patients reported to have recovered from covid-19 increased to 35,875,249 more than the previous day.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 654,000 deaths and infected more than 16.5 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.


Please stop the madness. Make these graphs meaningful. Please avoid all cumulative graphs and show how lines for active cases, hospitalisation and ICU patients over time. Show the age distribution only for people that have symptoms.

Otherwise these graphs are only fear mongering and desinformation of the public.

By John Dough from Lisbon on 30-07-2020 08:29
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