Portugal recorded, on the last day of the year, 23,290 more cases of infection and 21 deaths from covid-19. According to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General of Health (DGS) released this Saturday, the total number of fatalities thus rises to 18,976 and the total number of infected since the beginning of the pandemic is 1,412,396.
The consecutive rise trend of daily cases in Portugal is thus broken this Friday. During the last four days, Portugal consecutively beat the maximum number of daily infections registered since the beginning of the pandemic, reaching, on Thursday, more than 30,000 cases of infection.
The status report indicates that there are now 1023 covid-19 patients in hospitals, one fewer than in the previous update. In intensive care there are three fewer patients, out of a total of 142.
There are a further 5758 patients recovered, out of a total of 1,197,737 recoveries since the start of the pandemic. There are over 17,511 active cases, which means that 196,223 Portuguese are still dealing with the disease. There are now 3755 more contacts under surveillance by the health authorities, for a total of 173,314.
Most new cases were registered in Lisbon and Tagus Valley (9549 new infections or 41%) and then in the North (8587 new cases or 36.8%). In Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, four of the 21 deaths were registered this Friday and in the North there were seven. THE Center counts 2744 new cases and six deaths; Alentejo 621 new infections and one death; The Algarve 628 new cases and one death. At Madeira there were 858 new cases and one death. Azores 303 infections and one death.
Data from the DGS report indicate that out of the total number of deaths recorded, 9969 are men and 9007 are women. Of the 18,976 people who died up to the date of covid-19 in Portugal, 12,305 were over 80 years old, which corresponds to 64.8%. Of the 21 deaths recorded this Friday, seven were registered in the age group above 80 years old, seven in the age group of 70 to 79 years old, five in the group between 60 and 69 years old, one between 50 and 59 years old and the other between 30 and 39 years old.
The indicators of the risk matrix, which monitors the evolution of the epidemiological situation in the country, are the same as those of the previous day, as these data are only updated in the Monday, Wednesday and Friday bulletins. Portugal remains in the “red zone”. The R