Covid-19: Update from Portugal, November 5


Portugal now has 1,289 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection, nine deaths associated with Covid-19 and a reduction in hospitalizations in service and intensive care, according to official data.

According to the epidemiological bulletin of the General Directorate of Health (DGS), published today, 345 people are now hospitalized, 12 less than Thursday, including 66 in intensive care, seven less than in the last 24 hours.

Six of the nine deaths occurred in the Lisbon region, two in the Center region and one in the Alentejo.

The deaths involved people aged 70 to 79 (4), over 80 (3) and 60 to 69 (2).

Since March 2020, 18,193 people have died and 1,095,337 cases of infection have been counted.

The highest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among those over 80 (11,873), followed by the age group between 70 and 79 (3,895).

Of the total number of fatalities recorded to date in Portugal, 9,537 were men and 8,656 women.

Data released by the DGS also shows 387 more active cases, for a total of 32,867, and that 893 people have been reported recovered from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the national total to 1,044,277 recovered.

In the past 24 hours, the number of contacts under surveillance by health authorities has increased (+ 253) to 23,281.

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 587,564 women and 507,023 men in Portugal, according to data from the DGS, according to which there are 750 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, because this information does not is not provided automatically.

Among new infections, the 40-49 age group stands out (199 older), followed by 30-39 (194 older), 20-29 (186 older), 50-59 ( 160 over), 0 to 9 years (148 over), 10 to 19 (133 over), 60 to 69 (127 over), 70 to 79 (78 over) and over 80 ( 64 more).

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 461 new infections have been reported, with 422,901 cases and 7,748 deaths recorded so far in this geographic area.

The northern region has recorded 369 new infections with SARS-CoV-2, totaling 417,430 cases of infection and 5,599 deaths since the start of the pandemic crisis.

The Center region recorded 301 other cases, totaling 148,062 infections and 3,190 deaths.

These three regions account for 87.7% of new cases of infection in Portugal in the last 24 hours.

In Alentejo, 23 new cases of infection have been reported, totaling 40,296 infections and 1,055 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, today’s DGS bulletin reports 88 new cases, accumulating 44,318 SARS-CoV-2 infections and 481 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira has counted 35 new cases, adding 12,897 infections and 74 deaths from the covid-19 disease since March 2020.

In the past 24 hours, and according to the DGS, the Azores recorded 12 new cases, bringing to 9,433 contagions since the start of the pandemic and 46 deaths from the disease.

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

The Covid-19 has killed at least 5,028,536 deaths worldwide, among more than 248.54 million contaminations by the new coronavirus identified since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest report from the France-Presse agency.

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