Portugal recorded on the first day of the year, over 11,080 cases of infection and 14 deaths from covid-19. According to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) released this Sunday, the total number of fatalities thus rises to 18,990 and the total number of infected since the beginning of the pandemic is 1,424,016.
On Thursday, Portugal recorded the maximum number of daily infections since the beginning of the pandemic, reaching more than 30,000 cases of infection.
The status report indicates that there are now 1081 patients with covid-19 in hospitals, 58 more than in the previous update. In intensive care there are six more patients, a total of 148.
There are a further 3967 patients recovered, out of a total of 1,201,704 recoveries since the start of the pandemic. There are over 7,099 active cases, which means that 203,322 Portuguese people are still dealing with the disease. There are now a further 2566 contacts under surveillance by health authorities, for a total of 175,880.
Most new cases were registered in Lisbon and Tagus Valley (6111 new infections or 55.1%) and then in the North (2998 new cases or 27%). In Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, five of the 14 deaths were registered this Saturday and in the North there were four. THE Center counts 596 new cases and one death; The Alentejo 374 new infections and one death; The Algarve 340 new cases and two deaths. At Madeira there were 525 new cases and one death in the Azores 136 new infections.
Data from the DGS report indicate that out of the total number of deaths recorded, 9,977 are men and 9,013 are women. Of the 18,990 people who died up to the date of covid-19 in Portugal, 12,313 were over 80 years old, which corresponds to 64.8%. Of the 14 deaths recorded this Saturday, eight were registered in the age group above 80 years old, five in the age group of 70 to 79 years old and one between 50 and 59 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