Portugal registers 16 more fatalities and 2535 new cases of covid-19. Another 1340 people recovered. In total, since the start of the pandemic, 2229 people have died and 106,271 have been infected.
This Wednesday is, so far, the second day with the most cases of covid-19 in the country since the beginning of the pandemic – the value is only surpassed by the 2608 counted last Friday. In total, 106,271 people are or have been infected with the virus – 57,907 women and 48,364 men. Of these, 40,804 are active patients (1179 more than yesterday). On the other hand, another 1340 recovered, from 63,238.
North with more than half of new cases
The greatest increase in new cases continues to occur among young people – the 20-29 age group adds up to 444 new infections. The 40-49 age group follows, with 461 more cases, and the 30-39 age group, with 409 more. In view of the previous balance, there are also 373 more infected between the ages of 50 and 59 and more 248 between 60 and 69. In the age group of 70 years, there are 148 more cases, and in the age of 80 years or more there are 126. In children up to 9 years, there are 105 more infected. And 219 more in young people between 10 and 19 years old.
The North region continues to be the one with the most new infections (1379, out of a total of 42,921), representing 54.3% of the most recent infections. Lisbon and Vale do Tejo follow, with 863 more cases, in 49,459, and the Center region, where there are 197 more infected, in 8743. Alentejo counts 50 more (in 2163) and the Algarve more 41 (2307). The archipelago of Madeira has four more infected, with a total of 349, and in the Azores there is another case, in 329.
Deaths in all regions of the continent
In the last 24 hours, 16 more people died in Portugal, bringing the total number of deaths by covid-19 to 2229 (1104 women and 1125 men). Eight fatalities were recorded in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, four in the North, two in the Center, one in Alentejo and another in the Algarve. It is a man aged between 60 and 69 years old, a man and three women aged 70 to 79 years old and three men and eight women aged 80 years or older.
The number of hospitalizations continues to increase: there are now 35 more people in the ward (1272 in total) and 11 more in intensive care units (187). On the other hand, there are 55,882 people under surveillance, 244 fewer than yesterday.