COVID 19: Portugal Update, 9 July

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Portugal today registered 13 more deaths from Covid-19, compared to Wednesday, and 418 more confirmed cases of infection, of which 328 were 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 1,644 and the total number of confirmed cases is 45,277.

In percentage terms, the increase in the number of deaths was 0.8 percent (from 1,631 to 1,644) and the increase in the number of infected was 0.9 percent (from 44,859 to 45,277).

The 13 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours were all in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo Region (527 in all).

DGS registers 25 fewer people hospitalised in the last 24 hours and there are now 487. In intensive care, there is one less person hospitalised, now 73.

Lisbon and Tagus Valley, with 21,584 infected, remains the region with the highest number of new cases, 328 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 comes the North Region (17,957 cases), the Central Region (4,245), the Algarve (with 683 cases) and the Alentejo (562). The Azores have 151 infected and Madeira 95 cases.

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) and Loures (1,910).

The figures for the municipalities have not changed this week, 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 few days".

As for deaths, the region with the highest number remains the North (821, the same number as Wednesday), followed by Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (527, 13 more than on Wednesday), in the Centre region (248, unchanged), Alentejo (18, unchanged) and Algarve and Azores, with the same 15 dead each compared to Wednesday.

By age group, the highest number of deaths is concentrated in people over 80 years old (1,102), followed by those between 70 and 79 years old (315) and between 60 and 69 years old (148). There are 55 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 34,102 contacts of infected people under surveillance - 877 more than on Wednesday - and 1,480 people are awaiting laboratory results.

The number of patients reported as recovered also increased, with today 335 more people recovered, with a total of 30,049 cases now in that situation.


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