Covid-19: Portugal Update, 5 August

in News · 05-08-2020 18:49:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal registered today one more dead and 167 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 DGS epidemiological situation report, since the beginning of the pandemic until today, there have been 51,848 confirmed cases of infection and 1,740 deaths, the last of which in the North.

The Lisbon and Tagus Valley region today totals 26,573 cases of covid-19, 116 more than on Tuesday, representing 69% of the national total.

In percentage terms, in the last 24 hours the increase in the number of confirmed cases was 0.3% (from 51,681 to 51,848).

The number of patients reported to have recovered from covid-19 increased in the last 24 hours to 37,565, another 247, again registering a higher number than new cases (167).

As for confirmed cases, the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo leads, with 26,573, followed by the North with 18,854, 38 more cases, and the Central region has 4,478 confirmed infections, three more new cases than those registered the day before. according to the bulletin.

The Algarve totals 902 cases, one more than on Tuesday, and the Alentejo has seven more cases of infection, in a total of 753.

Madeira registers one more case, now totaling 118 confirmed infections, and no deaths and in the Azores, DGS counted one more infection, totaling 170 cases of covid-19, keeping the 15 deaths previously registered.

The number of people hospitalized is 384 in the last 24 hours, representing 17 people less than on Tuesday and in intensive care there are now 41 people, less three compared to the previous daily bulletin.

In global terms, there are more people infected in the age group between 40 and 49 years (8,589), followed by the age group between 30 and 39 years, which now counts 8,471 cases.

The age group between 20 and 29 years old, totals 7,929 cases in Portugal since the beginning of the pandemic, plus 22 infections.

In the age group from 50 to 59 years old, 28 new cases were registered, standing at 7,829.

At the age of 80, 5,885 people had confirmed infections, seven more than on Tuesday.

Covid-19 has already affected 1,883 children in Portugal up to nine years of age and 2,391 between 10 and 19 in Portugal.

Health officials have 37,369 people under surveillance, 423 more than Tuesday.

A total of 1,437 people await laboratory results, 14 fewer than the day before.

The North region continues to record the highest number of deaths (829), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (607), the Center (252), Alentejo (22), Algarve (15) and the Azores (15).

The data indicate that of the total fatalities, 870 are men and 870 are women.

By age group, the highest number of deaths is concentrated in people over 80 years old (1,165), followed by those between 70 and 79 years old (338), between 60 and 69 years old (155) and between 50 and 59 years old (56). There are still 20 deaths registered between the ages of 40 and 49, four between the ages of 30 and 39 and two between the ages of 20 and 29.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 701,000 deaths and infected more than 18.5 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.


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