Portugal recorded, in the last 24 hours, over 911 cases of infection by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and eight deaths attributed to covid-19, with an increase in hospital admissions and a decrease in intensive care.
According to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), 569 people are hospitalized today with covid-19, 17 more than on Saturday.
In intensive care units there are 120 people, one less than on Saturday.
A most new cases registered in the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (324), followed by the North, with 295.
The deaths occurred in the Lisbon region and Vale do Tejo (1), in the North region (3), in the Center region (1), in the Alentejo (2) and in the Azores (1).
The data released by the DGS also show that there are 82 more active cases, totaling 37,819, and that 821 people were reported recovered in the last 24 hours, increasing the national total to 999,904 recovered.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,861 people died in Portugal, and were registered 1,055,584 cases of infection.
Health authorities have under surveillance in the last 24 hours less 595 contacts, totaling 37,243.
A Lisbon region and Vale do Tejo has so far accounted for 408,744 cases and 7,634 deaths. At North region, 405,714 cases of infection and 5,532 deaths have been reported since the start of the pandemic.
On Central region, in the last 24 hours there were 118 more cases, with a total of 140,954 infections and 3,118 deaths. At the Alentejo, 42 more cases were reported, totaling 38,089 infections and 1,012 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. In the region of Algarve, the bulletin registers 98 new cases, totaling 41,431 infections and 451 deaths.
The autonomous region of Madeira registered 20 new cases, totaling 11,999 infections and 72 deaths attributed to covid-19 since March 2020. Azores today there are 14 new cases, accounting for 8,653 cases and 42 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
The new coronavirus has already infected in Portugal at leasts 567,407 women and 487,437 men, show the DGS data, according to which there are 740 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, as this information is not provided automatically. Of the total number of casualties, 9,361 were men and 8,500 women.
The greatest 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. Of the total number of deaths, 11,658 were people over 80 years old, 3,826 aged between 70 and 79 years old and 1,626 were between 60 and 69 years old.
covid-19 provoked at least 4,602,565 deaths worldwide, among more than 223.06 million infections by the new coronavirus registered since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the most recent balance of the Agence France-Presse.