Covid-19: Portugal Update, 8 October

in News · 08-10-2020 15:16:00 · 2 Comments

Portugal has once again overcome the barrier of 1,000 daily infections of Covid-19, reaching 1,278 cases, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate General for Health (DGS).

Since the beginning of the pandemic in March, this is the second largest number of infections. The highest was on 10 April with 1,516.

The third day with the most registered cases was on 31 March with 1,035.

Today's data also reveal that in the last 24 hours there have been 10 deaths related to Covid-19.

In total, Portugal has already registered 2,050 deaths and 82,534 cases of infection, with 28,967 cases active today, 788 more than on Wednesday.

The DGS indicates that of the 10 deaths registered, three occurred in the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, where there are also the highest number of infections, five in the Norte region and two in the Centro region.

As regards hospital admissions, the bulletin reveals that 801 people are in hospital (37 more in the last 24 hours), of which 115 are in intensive care (11 more than on Wednesday).

The health authorities have 46,182 contacts under surveillance, 159 more than on Thursday, and 480 patients have been reported as recovered in the last 24 hours.

Since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal 51,517 people have recovered from the disease.

A further 482 new cases of infection have been reported in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, with 41,707 cases and 814 deaths.

The Norte region now has a further 642 new cases of Covid-19, totalling 30,111 and 905 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Centre region there have been a further 101 cases, accounting for 6,662 infections and 271 deaths.

In Alentejo there were nine new cases of Covid-19, totalling 1,604, with a total of 25 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Algarve region has today reported a further 30 cases of infection, totalling 1,892 cases and 20 deaths.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores four new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, totalling 291 detected infections and 15 dead since the beginning of the pandemic.

Madeira has registered 10 new cases in the last 24 hours, accounting for 267 infections, no deaths to date.

The confirmed cases are spread over all age groups, with the highest number of infections recorded between 20 and 59 years. The 40 and 49 age groups have the highest number of infections.

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 37,514 men and 45,020 women in Portugal, according to the reported cases.

Of the total number of deaths, 1030 were men and 1020 women.

The highest number of deaths continues to be concentrated in people over 80 years of age.

The Covid-19 pandemic has already caused more than one million fifty-one thousand deaths and more than 35.8 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report 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 now has the most confirmed cases and the most deaths.


Comments:

Your phrasing makes the number of new infections exceeding 1000 sound like an achievement. I am reluctant to mention this because my Portuguese is really crap, but as an English language publication, you need a proof reader.
Kindly meant, Cliff

By Cliff Ingram from Beiras on 08-10-2020 10:48

The 1,000 daily infections was a barrier that Portugal has overcome once again??!!
A proofreader (if you had one) might have corrected it to say: Portugal has once again exceeded the 1,000 mark of daily infections.

By Annie from Algarve on 08-10-2020 05:47
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