Covid-19: Update from Portugal, September 28
Portugal today recorded seven deaths attributed to covid-19, 600 new cases of infection and a reduction in hospitalizations, according to data from the Directorate General of Health (DGS).
According to the epidemiological bulletin of the DGS published today, 399 people are hospitalized, 21 less compared to Monday, including 74 in intensive care, less five in the last 24 hours.
The deaths occurred in the Lisbon region (2), in the North region (2), in the Center region (1) and in the Algarve (2).
Of the seven deaths, five were in people over 80 and two between 60 and 69.
Since the start of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,962 people have died in Portugal and 1,067,775 cases of infection have been recorded.
In the balance sheet since the start of the pandemic, the largest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among people over the age of 80 (11,716), followed by the age group between 70 and 79 (3,846 ).
Of the total number of deaths recorded to date, 9,419 in Portugal were men and 8,543 women.
Data released by the DGS also shows that fewer than 738 cases are active, for a total of 30,547, and that 1,331 people have recovered from the disease in the past 24 hours, bringing the national total to 1,019. 266 healed.
In the past 24 hours, the number of contacts under surveillance by health authorities has declined (less than 454) to 27,391.
The new coronavirus has already infected at least 493,272 men and 573,771 women in Portugal, according to data from the DGS.
Among the new infections, stand out children from 0 to 9 years old with more than 99 new infections, followed by the group of 30 to 39 years (94 more), 40 to 49 (more than 85), 50 to 59 (more age 72) and 20 to 29 (66).
In people over 80 there were 35 new cases, in the age group between 70 and 79 there were 35 more infections and between 60 and 69 more than 67.
In the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, 189 new infections have been reported, with 412,977 cases and 7,672 deaths so far in this geographic area.
The northern region has observed 183 new SARS-CoV-2 infections, totaling 409,808 cases of infection and 5,552 deaths since the start of the pandemic crisis.
In the Central region, there were 69 other cases, totaling 142,612 infections and 3,142 deaths.
In Alentejo, 59 new cases of infection have been reported, totaling 38,784 infections and 1,022 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
In the Algarve region, today’s DGS bulletin reports that 59 new cases have been registered, accumulating 42,539 SARS-CoV-2 infections and 460 deaths.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira has recorded 20 new cases, totaling 12,228 infections and 72 deaths from covid-19 disease since March 2020.
In the past 24 hours, and according to the DGS, the Azores have presented 21 new cases, bringing to 8,827 contaminations since the start of the pandemic. The number of deaths remains at 42.
The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira publish their data daily, which may not coincide with the information published in the DGS bulletin.