COVID 19: Portugal Update, 7 August

in News · 07-08-2020 17:09:00 · 2 Comments

Portugal today registers three more deaths and 290 new cases of infection by covid-19 in relation to Thursday, according to the daily bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

According to the DGS report on the epidemiological situation, since the beginning of the pandemic until today, there have been 52,351 confirmed cases of infection and 1,746 deaths, three of which in the Lisbon region in the last 24 hours.

The Lisbon and Tagus Valley region today totals 26,928 cases of covid-19, 208 more than on Thursday, representing 51.4 percent of the total new cases.

In percentage terms, in the last 24 hours the increase in the number of confirmed cases was 0.6 percent (from 52,061 to 52,351) and the death rate remained at 0.2 percent.

The number of patients reported to have recovered from covid-19 has increased again in the last 24 hours to 38,087, another 240.

As for the confirmed cases, the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region leads, with 26,928, followed by the North with 18,952, 24 more cases, and the Central region has 4,508 confirmed infections, 30 more new cases than those registered the day before, according to the bulletin.

The Algarve totals 911 cases, six more than on Thursday, and the Alentejo has 761, minus one case of infection.

According to today's report, there is a decrease in the total number of cases in Alentejo due to a “correction of the historical series and the real attribution of them to other health regions”.

Madeira registers two more cases, now totalling 121 confirmed infections, and no deaths, and in the Azores the 170 cases of infection already recorded remain, as well as the 15 deaths previously registered.

The North region continues to record the highest number of deaths (831), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (611), the Centre (252), Alentejo (22), Algarve (15) and the Azores (15).

The number of people hospitalized is 356 in the last 24 hours, representing 13 people less than on Thursday, and in intensive care there are 36 people, six less than the previous daily bulletin.

In global terms, there are more people infected in the age group between 40 and 49 years (8,646), followed by the group between 30 and 39 years, which now counts 8,560 cases.

The age group between 20 and 29 years old, in Portugal since the beginning of the pandemic, recorded 8,019 cases, plus 52 infections.

In the 50 to 59 age bracket, SARS-CoV-2 virus infections are 7,895 (plus 25 cases).

With more than 80 years old, 5,948 people had confirmed infections, 43 more than on Thursday.

Covid-19 has already affected 1,891 children in Portugal up to nine years of age and 2,430 between 10 and 19 in Portugal.

The data indicate that of the total number of fatalities, 874 are men and 872 are women.

By age group, the highest number of deaths is concentrated in people over 80 years old (1,167), followed by those between 70 and 79 years old (341), between 60 and 69 years old (155) and between 50 and 59 years old (57). 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.

Health authorities have 37,729 people under surveillance, 54 fewer than the day before.

A total of 1,425 people are awaiting laboratory results, 108 more than the previous day.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 715,000 deaths and infected more than 19.1 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.

After Europe succeeded China as the centre of the pandemic in February, the American continent is now the one with the most confirmed cases and the most deaths.


how good to read a straight forward account of this panademic. other countries should take note

By chris evans from Algarve on 09-08-2020 11:47

How can they stage a football tournament in Lisbon and advise holidays in around Portugal not safe

By David fleet from UK on 07-08-2020 10:07
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