COVID-19: Portugal Update, 31 August

in News · 31-08-2020 15:01:00 · 1 Comments

Three deaths and 244 new infections associated with covid-19 have been recorded in the last 24 hours in Portugal, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) released today.

The number of fatalities of the pandemic in Portugal today totals 1,822, with 41,961 patients recovered (plus 76).

According to DGS data, the three fatalities were recorded in the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, which accounts for 29,921 cases (another 137) and 666 deaths.

In the North region there were 83 more cases, out of a total of 20,859, with 849 deaths.

In the central region, there were seven more cases, totalling 4,807, with 253 dead.

The Alentejo recorded seven more infections, totalling 944, and accounted for 22 deaths, while the Algarve, with 1,112 infections, registered seven new cases in the last 24 hours. In this region, covid-19 has caused a total of 17 deaths.

The Azores recorded three more cases in the last 24 hours, for a total of 212. In turn, Madeira has not had any case of infection or death since Saturday and has recorded a total of 157 cases of covid-19.

According to DGS, 34,196 patients are currently under surveillance, 62 fewer than on Sunday.

The number of hospitalised patients rose to 349 (plus eight) and the number of patients admitted to the Intensive Care Units remains at 41.

Confirmed cases are distributed across all age groups, with the highest number of infections between 30 and 49 years of age.

In total, the new coronavirus affected at least 26,083 men and 31,929 women in Portugal, according to the declared cases.

Of the total number of fatalities, 918 were men and 904 women.

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

Today's bulletin discloses the numbers of cases by municipality, with Lisbon having the most infections, a total of 5,087, followed by Sintra (4,279), Loures (2,539), Amadora (2,494), Vila Nova de Gaia (1,920) and Odivelas (1,806).

The municipality of Porto registers 1,585 infections by covid-19, Cascais 1,596, Braga 1,379, Matosinhos 1,394, Oeiras 1,300, Vila Franca de Xira 1,323 and Gondomar 1,132.


Comments:

Interesting that the numbers for municipalities are back in the update.

By Andrew Coleman from UK on 01-09-2020 07:32
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