COVID 19: Portugal Update, 7 July

in News · 07-07-2020 18:12:00 · 3 Comments

Portugal today registered nine more deaths from covid-19, compared to Monday, and 287 more confirmed cases of infection, of which 207 in the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, according to the data the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

According to the daily epidemiological bulletin, the total number of deaths due to covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic is now 1,629 and the total number of confirmed cases is 44,416.

In percentage terms, the increase in the number of deaths was 0.5 percent (from 1,620 to 1,629) and the increase in the number of infected was 0.6 percent (from 44,129 to 44,416).

Lisbon and the Tagus Valley recorded the majority of deaths in the last 24 hours: six of the nine deaths occurred in this area of ??the country.

DGS has recorded two fewer hospitalisations in the last 24 hours, reaching 511 patients, but there are two more people in intensive care bringing the number to 76.

Lisbon and Tagus Valley, with a total of 20,929 infected, remains the region with the highest number of new cases, with 207 more in the last 24 hours.

The bulletin reiterates that about 200 cases still remain 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 analysed by the health authorities.

After Lisbon and the Tagus Valley came the North Region (17,823 cases), the Central Region (4,211), the Algarve (with 663 cases, a number that remains unchanged compared to Monday) and the Alentejo (544). The Azores have 151 infected and Madeira 95 infected.

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

The figures for the municipalities have not changed from Monday, a situation explained in today's bulletin that indicates that the update has not yet been made, because DGS is verifying “all data with local and regional health authorities” and hopes to have this task “completed in the next donations”.

Today's bulletin also does not show the age table for those infected, a situation that DGS attributes to computer error.

As for deaths, the region with the highest number remains the North (821), followed by Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, which registered an increase of six in the last 24 hours, now counting 516 deaths.

The Centre region kept the value unchanged (248 deaths) while in Alentejo there were two more deaths (17). The Algarve and Azores continue to have 15 fatalities each.

By age group, the highest number of deaths is concentrated in people over 80 years old (1,090), followed by those between 70 and 79 years old (314) 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 33,134 contacts of infected people under surveillance - 1,649 more than on Monday - and there are 1,308 people awaiting laboratory results.

The number of patients reported as recovered also increased, with 279 people recovering today, with a total of 29,445 cases now.


The UK's decision to exclude Portugal from it list is unfair and highly controversial on a diplomatic level. It also comes across like the UK has struck a post Brexit "trade deal" with France, Spain and Italy. This decision has not only affected our tourism industry, but has also incovenienced people being reunited with their loved ones. However, we will learn from this, we will choose who we call our friends, we will bounce back up, we are the Portuguese #Invicta.

By Jason Ramos from Porto on 08-07-2020 04:26

Given the stats, Lisbon is out of control. The region should be closed off, roads shut before they disease the whole country and kill tourism investment on the Algarve for the next 5 years.

Foreigners spend money on the Algarve. Lisbonites queue jump, take a table for 6, order for 3 and hold the table all night. Maybe just maybe their women will be allowed to appear for a small coffee.

Bad business to allow the Lisbonites to drive away foreign tourists ...

By Liz from Algarve on 08-07-2020 03:39

Portugal should be more concerned about UK decisions regarding air bridge also keep quarantine on the way back to UK..isn't no point dreaming UK will given green light , they won't give full stop..22 years living in UK I've never seen so much descrimination those faces..UK keep found outgoing excuses daily to keep Portugal out this story, doesn't matter what relationship had since the past ..on my knowledge there are "favourites" and nothing making them change in the future, I would say to the Portuguese government ,,,don't worry will a pay back in the future..

By joe santos from UK on 08-07-2020 01:27
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