Covid-19: Update from Portugal, February 10, 2022

Portugal today recorded 27,651 new infections, 47 more deaths linked to Covid-19 and a reduction in hospitalizations, the Directorate General for Health (DGS) said today.

According to the daily epidemiological bulletin, 2,366 people are hospitalized today, 69 less than Wednesday, while in intensive care there are five more patients, for a total of 168, with not all hospitalizations due to Covid-19.

The number of active cases rose again today, with 616,785 now, 10,078 more than Wednesday, and in the past 24 hours 17,526 people are believed to have recovered, bringing the total to 2,388,235.

Of the 47 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 18 occurred in the North, 15 in the Center, nine in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, two in the Azores, one in the Alentejo, one in the Algarve and one in Madeira.

By age group, most deaths from Covid-19 were over 80 years old (33), with eight deaths between 70 and 79 years old, four between 60 and 69 years old, one between 50 and 59 years old and one between 40 year. and 49 years old.

The North continues to be the region of the country with the most new daily cases, with 9,120 more infections, followed by Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with 8,520 more, the Center (5,516), the Alentejo (1,569), the Algarve (1,452), the Azores (901) and Madeira (573).

In the past 24 hours, the number of contacts under surveillance has registered a reduction of 7,580 people, now totaling 638,788.

According to the DGS, since March 2020, 3,025,421 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection have been recorded in Portugal and 20,401 deaths related to covid-19 have been declared.

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region has recorded 1,078,220 cases and 8,536 deaths.

In the Northern region, there have been 1,165,803 infections and 6,208 deaths and the Central region now has a cumulative total of 443,820 infections and 3,609 deaths.

The Algarve has a total of 118,863 infections and 658 deaths and the Alentejo has 103,751 cases and 1,142 deaths from Covid-19.

The autonomous region of Madeira has registered 69,726 infections and 174 deaths since the start of the pandemic and the Azores archipelago 45,238 cases and 74 deaths.

The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira publish their data daily, which may not coincide with the information disclosed in the DGS bulletin.

According to the DGS, 1,412,849 cases of infection have been registered in men and 1,609,859 in women, with 2,713 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, as this information is not provided automatically. .

Since March 2020, 10,729 men and 9,672 women have died from Covid-19.

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