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Rovena Rosa / ABr

Portugal recorded, in the last 24 hours, another 09 deaths and 548 confirmed cases of contagion by SARS-CoV-2, according to the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

According to today’s epidemiological bulletin, there are 513 people hospitalized with covid-19, 25 fewer than on Thursday, but two more in intensive care units, where 131 patients are today. Since September 20, 2020, when there were 511 people in the hospital with covid-19, who the number of hospitalized patients was not so low.

The number of active cases decreased 204, to 26,339 and, from Thursday to today, 743 more people have been reported as recovered, for a total of 779,655, since the beginning of the pandemic.

For Thursday, the national incidence level (new cases per 100 thousand inhabitants in the last 14 days) increased from 65.3 to 65.6, while the transmissibility rose from 0.94 to 0.97. Health authorities have a further 171 cases in surveillance in the last 24 hours, reaching 16,121.

O total number of deaths since March 2020 to covid-19 reaches 16,868 and the total number of confirmed cases is 822,862. Of the nine deaths seen in the last 24 hours, seven were registered in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo area, one in the Centro region and one in the Algarve.

In Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, 220 new cases confirmed, accounting for 311,949 in total and 7,142 deaths. In the North region there were 179 new cases confirmed contagion, reaching 331,002 since the beginning of the pandemic, with 5,305 deaths.

In the Center region, where 3,000 people with covid / 19 have died since the start of the pandemic, 73 new cases have been recorded, with a total of 117,277. In Alentejo there were 26 more cases, with a total of 29,141 infections and 970 deaths. The Algarve has 35 more cases, 20,774 in total, and 354 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

As for the Azores, registered four more cases, reaching a total of 4,076 confirmed cases and 29 deaths since March 2020. In Madeira there were 11 more cases, rising to a total of 8,643, 29 of which were fatal.

The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira disclose their data on a daily basis, which may not coincide with the information disclosed in the DGS bulletin.

The coronavirus has already infected in Portugal at least 372,823 men and 449,754 women, show DGS data, according to which there are 285 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since this information is not provided automatically.

Of the total fatal victims, 8,854 were men and 8,014 women. The largest number of deaths continues to be concentrated in the elderly over 80 years old, followed by the age group between 70 and 79 years old.

The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 2,829,089 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 129.5 million cases of infection, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.

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