Covid-19: Portugal Update, 6 October


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06-10-2020 15:51:00 · 1 Comments

Portugal now has 14 more deaths related to Covid-19 and 427 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has registered 2,032 deaths and 80,312 cases of infection, and today 27,568 cases are active, 155 more than on Monday.

The DGS indicates that of the 14 deaths registered, 10 occurred in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, where the highest number of infections is also found, three in the Northern region and one in Central Portugal.

As regards hospital admissions, the bulletin shows that in the last 24 hours there have been 31 more patients in wards and two fewer in intensive care compared to Monday.

In total, there are 732 patients admitted to wards and 104 to intensive care units, according to the epidemiological situation report for Covid-19 in Portugal.

The bulletin also states that the health authorities have 46,437 contacts under surveillance, 165 more than on Monday, and that 258 patients have been reported as recovered.

Since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal in March, 50,712 people have recovered from the disease.

A further 131 new cases of infection have been reported in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, accounting for 40,731 cases and 806 deaths.

The North region now has 231 new cases of infection by SARS-CoV-2, totalling 29,113 and 899 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Centre region there have been a further 35 cases, with 6,503 cases and 268 deaths.

In Alentejo there were 15 more cases of infection, totalling 1,587 and 25 deaths.

The Algarve region has today reported a further nine cases, totalling 1,841 cases of infection and maintaining 19 deaths.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores another case has been registered in the last 24 hours, totalling 286 infections and 15 deaths since the beginning of the epidemic.

In Madeira, five more cases have been registered, accounting for 251 infections, with no record of deaths to date.

The confirmed cases are spread over all age groups, with the highest number of infections recorded being between 20 and 59 years old. The age group between 40 and 49 is the one with the highest number of infections.

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 36,429 men and 43,883 women in Portugal, according to the reported cases.

Of the total number of deaths, 1,018 were men and 1,014 women.

The highest number of deaths continues to be concentrated in people over 80 years of age.

The Covid-19 pandemic has already caused more than one million thirty thousand deaths and more than 35.2 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report by the French agency AFP.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected at the end of December in Wuhan, a city in central China.

After Europe succeeded China as the centre of the pandemic in February, the American continent now has the most confirmed cases and the most deaths.

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