The DGS bulletin with a magnifying glass: Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 437 new cases, records the second worst day since the beginning of the pandemic

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The daily bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health records over 802 cases of covid-19, three deaths and 316 cured in Portugal (data for Tuesday). Since the beginning of the pandemic in March, 70,465 confirmed cases, 1,928 fatalities and 46,290 recovered have been recorded.

In terms of newly infected, it is the second highest value in almost five and a half months, since the peak was registered on April 10 (1,516). Since then, there has only been one day with more cases: the last Saturday (849). The growth rate is 1.15%.

As for deaths, it is the lowest value in the last seven days. It is below the average of the last week (7.1) and the last 30 days (4.2). The growth rate compared to the previous day’s bulletin is 0.16%.

The recovered have been growing consecutively in the last three days, seeming to confirm the update effort promised this Monday by the general director of Health, Graça Freitas. It is the second day with the most cured since August, only surpassed by the official on Saturday (351).

There are 25 more people hospitalized in Portuguese hospitals, for a total of 571, the highest number since May 22, when there were 576 hospitalized, on a day when the new cases of covid-19 increased by 288. At that time there were 84 patients in the Intensive Care Units, today the situation is a little better: 77, seven more than the day before. It is necessary to go back to the beginning of July to account for a similar number of patients in the ICUs. In the last five days, the balance of patients in the ward increased to 106 more people

At this time, in addition to the 22,247 active cases, there are 40,765 contacts under surveillance by health authorities, 347 more than in Tuesday’s bulletin.

Center Region with 73 new cases

The region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, in the last 24 hours, has regained a lot of ground in the North, with 437 new infections identified (54.5%), in what is the second largest record since the beginning of the pandemic, in March, only surpassed by what happened this Monday (439). In the North there are 240 new cases, while the Center totaled 73, followed by Alentejo and Algarve with 19 and 28, respectively. In the islands, Azores and Madeira, there were three and two new infections in the last 24 hours.

Counting everything, since the beginning of the pandemic, in March, the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo registers 36,078 infected (737 fatalities). The North, on the other hand, has 25,339 infections (877 deaths), far ahead of the Central zone, which has registered 5,760 cases since the beginning of the pandemic (257 deaths). In Alentejo and Algarve there were 1,371 cases (23 deaths) and 1,450 (19 deaths), respectively. In the islands, since March there have been 257 cases in the Azores (15 deaths) and 210 in Madeira, where there have not yet been any deaths.

According to the DGS bulletin, cases were identified in 194 people over the age of 60 (24.2%). As for young people, from zero to 19 years old, 110 new cases were identified. In the already traditional, not very strict active population that we use to fit people between 20 and 59 years old, there were 499 cases (62.2%). A note for the 280 infections registered in the last 24 hours in people between 20 and 39 years old, which is equivalent to 34.9% of the cake.

0-9 years: 2,828 (+44)
10-19 years: 3,790 (+66)
20-29 years: 11,302 (+135)
30-39 years: 11,613 (+145)
40-49 years: 11,503 (+108)
50-59 years: 10,314 (+111)
60-69 years: 7,011 (+71)
70-79 years: 4,723 (+59)
+80: 7.231 (+64)
Unknown: 150 (-1)

The three fatal victims were all from Lisbon and the Tagus Valley and were over 80 years old. According to the DGS document, the deaths recorded since the beginning of the pandemic are distributed as follows:

0-9 years: 1
10-19 years: 0
20-29 years: 2
30-39 years: 4
40-49 years: 23
50-59 years: 59
60-69 years: 168
70-79 years: 385
+80: 1.286 (+3)

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