COVID 19: Portugal Update, 7 September

in News · 07-09-2020 15:49:00 · 3 Comments

Portugal counts today three more deaths and 249 new infections related to the Covid-19 pandemic, indicated the Directorate General of Health (DGS).

According to the epidemiological bulletin, since the beginning of the pandemic Portugal registered 1,843 deaths and 60,507 cases of infection.

The three deaths were registered in the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo that counts 31,048 cases (more 85 cases in relation to Sunday) and 686 deaths.

In surveillance remain 34,336 contacts, 96 more than on Sunday.

The North region now registers 133 more cases, now totalling 21,930, with 849 dead.

In the Central region there were 17 more cases, with a total of 4,978 infections and 254 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In Alentejo there were two more cases of covid-19, totaling 987 cases and 22 deaths since the beginning of the infection.

The Algarve region has today reported three more cases of covid-19 infection, totalling now 1,168 cases and 17 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The autonomous region of the Azores has reported seven new cases, totalling 224 infections since the beginning of the pandemic and 15 deaths.

In Madeira today there are two more cases registered, accounting for 172 Covid-19 infections, without any deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The DGS also advances that in the last 24 hours 63 patients recovered, totalling 44,016 recovered people since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal.

The number of inpatients rose to 381 (plus 27) and the number of patients in the Intensive Care Units decreased to 49 (plus six).

Confirmed cases are spread over all age groups, with the highest number of infections recorded between 20 and 59 years of age.

In total, the new coronavirus affected in Portugal at least 27,255 men and 33,252 women, according to the declared cases.

Of the total number of deaths, 925 were men and 918 women.

The highest number of deaths is still concentrated in people over 80 years old.

The Covid-19 pandemic has already caused at least 889,498 deaths and infected more than 27.1 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a balance sheet made by the French agency AFP.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected at the end of December in Wuhan, a city in central China.

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.


Comments:

it not getting any better so just cancel this year and be safe

By Carol from UK on 10-09-2020 11:49

I'm a Canadian citizen that would like to know if I travelled to Portugal via london Gatwick would I have to quarantine for 14 days after I got there?

By Wendy from Other on 08-09-2020 05:47

"Meantime virus numbers are continuing to rise – as they are throughout Europe – though the majority of those infected are showing light (if any) symptoms."

So because of the high amount of testing we find more "cases", but those people don't get sick. They are not hospitalised, no deaths. Time we should let (at least healthy) people go back to normal.

By Fred Doe from Algarve on 08-09-2020 09:47
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