Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has recorded 1,928 deaths associated with COVID-19 and 70,465 cases of infection, according to the epidemiological bulletin released today by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).
In relation to yesterday, there were three more deaths, 802 infected and 316 recovered. Altogether there are already 46,290 recovery cases in Portugal.
The region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 437 new infections, registers more than 54% of the total of new cases.
The epidemiological situation report, with data updated until midnight yesterday, indicates that the Northern region is the one with the highest number of deaths related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, with 877 deaths (the same as yesterday), followed Lisbon and Tagus Valley (737 +3), Centro (257 =) and Alentejo (23 =) At least 19 (=) deaths were registered in the Algarve. There are 15 (=) deaths recorded in the Azores. There are no recorded deaths in Madeira.
More inpatients and intensive care
Across the national territory, there are 571 inpatients, 25 more than yesterday, and 77 in intensive care units, seven more than on Tuesday.
According to the DGS bulletin on the epidemiological situation, there are 22,247 active cases of infection in Portugal – 483 more than yesterday – and 40,765 people under surveillance by the authorities – plus 347 individuals.
The region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley is the area of the country with the highest number of infections, with 36,078 (+437), followed by the North (25,339 +240), the Central region (5,760 +73), the Algarve ( 1,450 +28) and Alentejo (1,371 +28). In the Azores, there are 257 confirmed cases (+3) and in Madeira 210 (+2).
Most affected age groups
By age group, the highest number of deaths is concentrated among people over 80 years old, with 1,286 (+3) deaths recorded since the beginning of the pandemic, followed by those between 70 and 79 years old (385 =), among 60 and 69 years (168 =), between 50 and 59 years (59 =) and 40 and 49 years (23 =).
The data also indicate that, of the total fatalities, 975 are male and 953 female.
Ages with more cases
In terms of incidence of cases, the age group between 30 and 39 years is the most affected, with a total of 11,613 (+145), followed by the age group between 40 and 49 years, with 11,503 (+108) , and the age group between 20 and 29, with 11,302 (+135) cases.
The data also indicate that, since the beginning of the pandemic, there were 31,865 infected men and 38,600 women, with the sex of 150 cases unknown.
COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, is an acute respiratory infection that can trigger pneumonia.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.
After Europe succeeded China as the center of the pandemic in February, the American continent is now the one with the most confirmed cases and the most deaths.
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The new coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 31.6 million people worldwide, including more than five million in Europe, according to an AFP agency report based on official data.
According to the balance sheet of the French news agency, today at 11:00 TMG (12:00 in Lisbon), the covid-19 pandemic has killed at least 971,677 people worldwide since it appeared in December 2019 in China. At least 21,641,500 people were considered cured.
In Europe, there are 5,000,421 cases and 227,130 deaths, of which more than half are in Russia (1,122,241 infections, 19,799 deaths), Spain (682,267 cases, 30,904 deaths), France (502,541 cases, 31,416 deaths) and the United Kingdom (403,551 cases, 41,825 deaths).
AFP warns that the number of diagnosed cases reflects only a fraction of the actual total infections, as some countries are testing only serious cases, others use the test as a priority for screening and many poor countries have only limited screening capacity.
As of Tuesday, 5,916 new deaths and 309,117 new cases were identified worldwide. The countries that recorded the highest number of new deaths in their latest reports are India with 1,085 new deaths, the United States (838) and Brazil (836).
Latin America and the Caribbean recorded 8,870,807 cases and 327,821 deaths, Asia (7,467,107 cases, 128,442 deaths), United States. United States and Canada (7,043,878 cases, 210,087 deaths), Middle East (1,840,080 cases, 42,933 deaths) and Africa (1,423,382 cases, 34,332 deaths).
The United States is the country most affected in terms of deaths and cases, with 200,818 deaths and 6,897,495 cases, according to a report by Johns Hopkins University. At least 2,646,959 people were declared cured.
After the United States, the countries most affected are Brazil with 138,108 deaths and 4,591,604 cases, India with 90,020 deaths (5,646,010 cases), Mexico with 74,348 deaths (705,263 cases), and the United Kingdom with 41,825 deaths (403,551 cases).
Among the countries most affected, Peru has the highest number of deaths in relation to its population, with 96 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Belgium (86), Spain (66), Bolivia (66) and Brazil (65 ).
China (excluding the territories of Hong Kong and Macao) officially accounted for a total of 85,307 cases (10 new between Tuesday and today), including 4,634 deaths and 80,505 recoveries.
The assessment was based on data collected by AFP delegations from the competent national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Due to corrections made by the authorities or late publication of the data, the figures for the 24-hour increase may not exactly match those published the previous day.
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