COVID 19: Portugal Update, 6 July

in News · 06-07-2020 15:14:00 · 2 Comments

Portugal has today six more deaths covid-19, compared to Sunday, and over 232 cases of confirmed infection, of which 195 are in the region of Lisbon and Tagus Valley, according to data of the Directorate -General of Health (DGS) released today.

According to the daily epidemiological bulletin, the total number of deaths from covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic is now 1,620 and the total number of confirmed cases is 44,129.

In percentage terms, the increase in the number of deaths was 0.4 percent (from 1,614 to 1,620) and the increase in the number of infected was 0.5 percent (from 43,897 to 44,129).

The DGS registers nine more hospitalisations in the last 24 hours, reaching 513 patients, and another one in intensive care, where 74 people are now.

Lisbon and Tagus Valley, with a total of 20,722 infected, remains the region with the highest number of new cases, with 195 more in the last 24 hours.

However, the bulletin reiterates that there are 200 cases still to be included in the total in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo Region, referring to tests carried out by a private laboratory that on three days last week did not register them in the system for this purpose, being its distribution still to be analyzed by the health authorities.

After Lisbon and the Tagus Valley came the North Region (17,766 cases), the Central Region (4,195), the Algarve (663) and the Alentejo (539). The Azores have 151 infected and Madeira 93.

There are 11 counties in the country with more than 1,000 cases of infected patients, a list led by Lisbon (3,645), followed by Sintra (2,850), Loures (1,910), Amadora (1,780), Vila Nova de Gaia (1,678) and Porto ( 1,414).

DGS indicates in today's bulletin that, due to a computer error, the age table for those infected is not presented, stressing that the situation will be corrected "as soon as possible".

As for deaths, the region with the largest number is the North (820), followed by Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (507), the Centre region (248) and the Alentejo, Algarve and Azores, with 15 fatalities each.

By age group, the highest number of deaths is concentrated in people over 80 years old (1,075), followed by those between 70 and 79 years old (310) and between 60 and 69 years old (148). There are 53 deaths between 50 and 59 years, 20 between 40 and 49, two between 30 and 39 and two between 20 and 29 years.

Health authorities keep 31,485 contacts of infected people under surveillance and there are 1,182 people awaiting laboratory results.

The number of patients reported as recovered also increased, with 149 more people recovering today, with a total of 29,166 cases now.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 534,000 deaths and infected more than 11.47 million people worldwide.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.


WHERE AND FROM WHO can we get THE BEST DATA and INFORMATION report/colection on both global and local areas REPORT/NEWS and FIGURES about the pandemic COVID19 problematic situation???

By Pedro from UK on 08-07-2020 01:12

Why are the number of people tested per day never released?

By Paul from Lisbon on 07-07-2020 07:02
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