Covid-19: Update from Portugal, October 29


Portugal today records 844 other confirmed cases of infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, four deaths associated with Covid-19 and a further increase in hospitalizations, according to official data.

According to the epidemiological bulletin of the General Directorate of Health (DGS) made public today, 331 people are now hospitalized, 13 more than Thursday, including 65 in intensive care, five more in the past 24 hours.

The four deaths were recorded in the regions of Lisbon (3) and North (1), said the health authority, indicating that the victims are three men and a woman over 80 years old.

Of the total of 844 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, 400 involved children aged 0 to 9, according to data from the health authority.

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, 18,153 people have died in Portugal and 1,088,977 cases of infection have been recorded.

The highest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among those over 80 (11,846), followed by the age group between 70 and 79 (3,886).

Of the total number of deaths recorded so far in Portugal, 9,522 were men and 8,631 women.

In the past 24 hours, 85 other active cases of Covid-19 have been recorded, for a total of 31,540, according to DGS data, according to which 755 people have been declared cured, bringing the total number of people recovered since the start of the pandemic at 1,039,284.

The number of contacts under surveillance by health authorities increased from 238 to 22,168.

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 584,391 women and 503,839 men in Portugal. There are still 747 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, because this information is not provided automatically, explains the DGS.

Among new infections, the zero age group 0 to 9 years (400 more cases) stands out, followed by 20 to 29 years (142 more), 30 to 39 years (120 more), 50 to 59 years (110 over), 40 to 49 (98 over), 10 to 19 (88 over), 60 to 69 (72 over), over 80 (68 over) and 70 to 79 (56 more).

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 332 new infections have been reported, with 420,572 cases and 7,726 deaths so far in this geographic area.

The northern region has recorded 239 new infections with SARS-CoV-2, totaling 415,833 cases of infection and 5,598 deaths since the start of the pandemic crisis.

According to the data, another 156 cases were recorded in the central region, totaling 146,752 infections and 3,179 deaths.

In Alentejo, 26 new cases of infection have been reported, totaling 40,134 infections and 1,052 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Today’s DGS bulletin also reports 26 new cases in the Algarve region, accumulating 43,896 SARS-CoV-2 infections and 479 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira has counted 19 new cases, adding 12,648 infections and 74 deaths from Covid-19 disease since March 2020.

In the past 24 hours, and according to the DGS, the Azores recorded 27 new cases, bringing to 9,322 infections since the start of the pandemic and 45 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 4,979,103 worldwide, among more than 245.47 million contaminations by the new coronavirus identified since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest report from Agence France-Presse.

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