Portugal now counts 71,156 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection since the beginning of the pandemic, which represents 691 new cases in 24 hours, announced the General Directorate of Health (DGS) this Thursday, September 24th. Yesterday 802 new cases had been reported for a cumulative total of 70,465.
The number of fatalities in Portugal due to the new coronavirus has increased to 1,931, three more deaths compared to yesterday. Active cases rose for the 40th consecutive day and exceed 22 thousand.
A daily average for the last seven days in terms of new cases it is 680, down from 691.3 the day before. In the last 14 days, Portugal accumulated 87.70 new cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. This indicator, widely used internationally to measure the spread of the virus, worsened by the 32nd day.
Lisbon and Tagus Valley with 46% of new cases
In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley (LVT) region 321 new cases were registered (437 yesterday), which represents 46% of the total new cases in the country. In the North, the number of new cases reached 267 (240 the day before), which corresponds to 39% do total.
Taking into account the number of infected and fatal victims, the lethality rate dropped to 2.71%, which corresponds to the lowest value since April 6 and compares with the 4.37% peak recorded in early June.
With regard to recovered patients, there are now 46,676 cases, 386 more than reported yesterday (46,290).
The number of active cases increased by the 40th day, to 22,549, an increase of 302, which represents 31.69% of the total confirmed cases and is the highest number since May 17.
Serious patients and hospitalizations reach a maximum of four months
Data from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) indicate that of the more than 71 thousand confirmed cases, 588 are admitted to hospitals, 17 more than the day before (571), which represents the highest number since May 21.
With regard to patients admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU), 85 patients are registered, eight more than the day before, which also constitutes the highest number since May 21.
Of the three fatalities, two were recorded in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo and the other in the Centro region.
According to the DGS daily bulletin, there are 877 dead in the North, 739 in the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, 258 in the Center and 23 in the Alentejo. The Algarve has 19 deceased, the Azores has 15 deaths and Madeira remains without mortal victims to mourn.