This Tuesday, Portugal reported 63 deaths from covid-19 and 1032 cases associated with the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
In total, 799,106 cases of covid-19 have been recorded since the start of the pandemic on 2 March, which caused 16086 fatalities.
The bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), this Tuesday, also reports a reduction in the number of hospitalized patients to 3012, with 310 people leaving the hospital in the last 24 hours. Substantial drop, also, among the most serious patients, with 30 people leaving the Intensive Care Units (ICU), whose total dropped to 597.
After two days of increase in hospitalizations, 32 on Sunday and six on Monday, the total number of hospitalized people went back down. And markedly, for 3012, less than half of the 6869 hospitalized on day 1. In all, since the beginning of the month, 3682 people have left hospitals and 261 have left intensive care.
The day is also marked by the death of a man under 30. He is the 12th deadly victim in the 20-29 age group since the beginning of the pandemic, seven males and five females.
Of the total of 63 deaths, two more than on Monday, there is also the death of a man aged 40-49 years, a group that has lost 146 lives since the beginning of the pandemic, 87 male and 59 female .
More than half of the deaths, 39 (22 men and 17 women), in the last 24 hours were registered in the age group above 80 years, a step that has lost 10683 people since the first death associated with covid-19, on 16 March .
In the immediately preceding age group, aged 70-79, 17 people died, eight men and nine women, bringing the accumulated figure to 3368 since the beginning of the pandemic, while in the immediately preceding step five deaths were reported (three male and two female) – total is 1412.
Chaos almost doubled from yesterday to today
The traditional lull on Mondays, due to the lower number of tests on the weekend, is followed by the natural increase in the number of cases on Tuesday. In this case, about 48%, from 549 yesterday, to 1032 today.
Numbers that still represent a break of 470 cases compared to 1502 on Tuesday of last week. Compared to the previous Tuesday, the 9th, when 2853 cases were registered, the drop is even greater.
Also, as has been a habit since December, the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Region is the most affected by the pandemic, although this Tuesday, it accounts for 48% of the total cases. With 493 of the 1032 new infections, the area of the Portuguese capital has accumulated 302013 positive tests for covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, which resulted in 6699 deaths, 36 of which (57% of the daily total) in the last 24 hours.
The North Region added the fourth day in a row to record decreases in total deaths, which was below ten for the second consecutive time. The nine deaths reported this Tuesday bring the fatalities to 5,168, out of a total of 324,905 infections, 186 in the last 24 hours.
The Central Region reported less than 20 deaths for the seventh consecutive day, at a time when there were 2870 deaths associated with covid (11 in the last 24 hours) and 114245 infections, 146 in the last 24 hours.
South of Lisbon, the Alentejo reported five deaths (929 in total) and 50 cases (28224 since March 2), while the Algarve recorded two deaths and 61 positive cases, for the accumulated 332 and 19893, respectively.
In the Azores, only three more cases (3725), on the 13th day without deaths (28 so far). In Madeira, 93 cases were reported, bringing the total to 6101, with no record of deaths (60 since the beginning of the pandemic).