Covid-19: Portugal update, March 6

Portugal has registered in the last 24 hours 10,066 other confirmed cases of Covid-19, 17 more deaths from the disease and an increase in hospitalizations, according to the daily bulletin of the Directorate General of Health (DGS).

According to official data, there are 19 more people admitted to hospitals, with a total of 1,208 admissions now, but there are three fewer people in intensive care units (ICUs), bringing the total number of intensive care patients to 82.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 11,203 recoveries from the infection and there are now 478,148 active cases (down 1,154), according to the DGS.

Of the 17 deaths, eight were recorded in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, the North and Center regions each recorded four cases and the Algarve recorded one death. The autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores and Alentejo have not recorded any deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the DGS, although the Azores (with its own health service) reported one death in its daily bulletin. .

Most of the new infections confirmed in the last 24 hours have been recorded in the regions of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (4,117) and Center (1,997), followed by the North region (1,613), the Algarve ( 840), Alentejo (585), Madeira (551) and the Azores (363).

Among the 3,329,254 infected with the new coronavirus since the start of the pandemic in Portugal, there are 1,548,428 men and 1,780,826 women, with 2,946 infected people of unknown sex.

As for deaths, out of a total of 21,199 deaths recorded since the start of the pandemic, 11,152 were men and 10,047 were women.

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