Portugal surpasses 30,000 daily cases of covid-19 on the fourth consecutive day to break record | Covid-19

Portugal surpasses 30,000 daily cases of covid-19 on the fourth consecutive day to break record | Covid-19
Portugal surpasses 30,000 daily cases of covid-19 on the fourth consecutive day to break record | Covid-19

Portugal recorded, this Thursday, 18 more deaths and 30,829 cases of infection by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. It is the first time that the country surpasses the barrier of 30,000 new cases in one day, and the fourth day in which Portugal beats record values ​​for new cases of covid-19.

The numbers are from the most recent epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) which was released last year. The report indicates that there are 1024 patients with covid-19 admitted to hospitals, 10 fewer than the day before. There are 145 people in intensive care (one more than in the previous update).

Despite the increase in cases, deaths, admissions and intensive care remain stable: they now show much lower numbers than in previous peaks of infections. As of December 31, 2020, for example, the DGS was recording 7627 new cases of covid-19, but there were 2840 inpatients (482 in intensive care) and 76 new deaths had been registered.

Most 10.523 people have recovered from the disease, a total of 1,191,979 recoveries since the start of the pandemic. There is more 9,594 contacts under surveillance by health authorities.

Lisbon and Tagus Valley with more cases

The greatest number of new cases and deaths was registered in the region of Lisbon and Tagus Valley (7 deaths and 14,903 cases). North registers three deaths and 9435 cases. The Center region totals over 3340 cases and three deaths. Alentejo counts 911 new cases and one more death. In the Algarve, there are over 978 cases and two deaths.

Madeira registers two deaths and 914 new cases of infection. The Azores, on the other hand, account for over 348 cases.

The 18,955 people who died to date of covid-19 in Portugal, 12,298 (almost 65%) were over 80 years old (5657 men and 6641 women). Of the total registered deaths since March 2020: 9956 are men and 8999 are women.

Evolution of new daily cases

Portugal remains in the red quadrant of the risk matrix that monitors the evolution of the epidemiological situation in the country. This means that the incidence tends to rise.

According to the update made in this Friday’s bulletin, the incidence per one hundred thousand inhabitants it was 1182.7 nationally and 1188.4 on the mainland. The incidence corresponds to the number of people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (which causes the covid-19 disease) per 100,000 inhabitants. The transmissibility index — or R

 
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