This Friday Portugal registers five more deaths by covid-19 and 899 cases of infection, which represents an increase of 1.3%. This is the fourth highest daily value of cases, after 10 April (1516), 31 March (1035) and 28 March (902). Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has recorded 1936 deaths and 72,055 infections.
Of the new cases, 505 (56%) were identified in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, where three of the five deaths recorded in the last 24 hours occurred. The other two deaths occurred in the North and Center. The data were released in the daily update of the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).
47,003 people have already recovered, 327 more than on Thursday. There are over 567 active cases, for a total of 23,116. This figure results from the subtraction of recovered people and deaths from the total number of infections.
624 people are hospitalized (36 more than on Thursday), of which 86 are in intensive care units (one more than the day before). It is the highest number of hospitalizations since May 19, when 629 people were infected with the new coronavirus.
The overall fatality rate in the country is 2.7%. About 86.7% of the people who died with covid-19 in Portugal were over 70 years old. The five deaths recorded in the last 24 hours occurred in these age groups: a woman aged between 70 and 79 years old, two men and two women over 80 years old.
The region with the most cases of infection is Lisbon and the Tagus Valley: 36,904. Next are the North (25,869, 263 more than on Thursday), the Center (5885, 52 more), the Algarve (1513, 47 more) and Alentejo (1412, 30 more). The Azores recorded 261 infections (two more than the previous day) and Madeira 211 (the same value as Thursday).
The highest number of deaths by covid-19 occurred in the North: 878. Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (742), Centro (259), Alentejo (23), Algarve (19) and Azores (15) then appear. Madeira has no record of deaths.