Portugal registers highest daily increase in deaths since June 1

in News · 09-07-2020 17:52:00 · 1 Comments

Portugal registered today 13 more deaths due to covid-19, compared to Wednesday, which represents the biggest daily increase since June 1, the day on which the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) ) recorded 14 deaths.

In percentage terms, the increase in the number of deaths was 0.8% (from 1,631 to 1,644) and the 13 cases recorded in the last 24 hours were all in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo Region, which recorded 527 deaths in all.

While the number is high it has to be remembered that the DGS recorded, on Wednesday, only two deaths by Covid-19, the lowest number since June 21.

Despite the increase in the number of deaths, the number of people hospitalised in intensive care has remained relatively stable in the last month, varying between 65 and 79 patients, a number registered on July 1.

According to data from the last 24 hours, the DGS registers at least one person hospitalizsed in intensive care, taking the number now to 73.

In addition to these, the DGS currently registers 487 people hospitalised, minus 25 compared to the previous day.

Lisbon and the Tagus Valley has been the region where the majority of new cases occur every day for about two months.

Currently, the region has a total of 21,584 infected, having recorded 328 new cases in the last 24 hours.

The last time Lisbon and Vale do Tejo registered less than half of the total new daily cases registered in Portugal was on May 10th. On that day, 76 new cases were recorded in the region, compared to the 175 registered in the country.

Today's bulletin reiterates that around 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.

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.


The imprudence and false positivism of the Portuguese Government with the premature opening of certain sectors of the economy (travelling, tourism, etc.) and the relaxing of the lockout and enforcement rules predicted here a few weeks ago, are showing their nefast consequences not only over the economy but also seriously jeopardizing the health, living conditions and life of many Portuguese.

By Tony Fernandes from Other on 10-07-2020 04:12
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