Portugal with three deaths and 769 new cases – ZAP

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Portugal recorded three deaths related to the covid-19 disease and 769 new cases of infection by the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the last 24 hours, released today by the General Directorate of Health (DGS).

There are now confirmed a total of 17,029 deaths due to Covid-19 in Portugal, three more than in the last epidemiological bulletin issued today by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

According to the epidemiological bulletin, the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo continues to have the most new confirmed cases, with 385 of the 769 registered in the period under review.

Regarding admissions today There are less than 10 people in the ward, totaling 254 patients. In intensive care units there are 52 patients, minus one compared to the day before.

The data released by the DGS also show that 378 more cases are active, for a total of 23,343, and that 388 people were reported as recovered in the last 24 hours, which raises the national total to 810,659 recovered.

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, there have been 851,031 cases of infection. 23,343 active cases. 810,659 people were reported recovered, of which 388 in the last 24 hours.

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Pandemic has killed more than 3.69 million people

The covid-19 pandemic has so far killed at least 3,693,717 people worldwide since late December 2019, according to a survey carried out by the French news agency AFP from official sources.

More than 171,584,840 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the start of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

The numbers are based on daily reports from each country’s health authorities up to 11:00 in Lisbon, and exclude further revisions by statistical agencies, as in Russia, Spain and the UK.

As of Wednesday, 12,042 new deaths and 482,800 new cases were registered worldwide.

The countries that registered the highest number of new deaths in their most recent surveys are India, with 2,887 deaths, Brazil (2,507) and the United States (597).

The United States is the most affected country in terms of deaths and cases, with 595,833 deaths to 33,307,423 infections, according to a survey conducted by Johns Hopkins University.

After the United States, the most affected countries are Brazil with 467,706 deaths and 16,720,081 cases, India with 337,989 deaths (28,441,986 cases), Mexico with 228,146 deaths (2,423,928 cases) and Peru with 184,942 deaths (1,965,432 cases).

Among the hardest hit countries, Peru has the highest number of deaths in relation to its population, with 561 deaths per 100,000 population, followed by Hungary (308), Bosnia and Herzegovina (284), Czech Republic (281) Gibraltar (279) and Northern Macedonia (261).

To date, Europe has totaled 1,138,550 deaths and 53,064,671 cases, Latin America and the Caribbean 1,166,579 deaths (33,402,197 cases), the United States and Canada 621,435 deaths (34,691,951 cases), Asia 491,053 deaths (36,844,170 cases), the Middle East 143,737 deaths (8,664,352 cases), Africa 131,261 deaths (4,868,568 cases) and Oceania 1,102 deaths (48,932 cases).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of tests performed has increased substantially and screening and screening techniques have improved, leading to an increase in the number of reported infections.

The number of diagnosed cases, however, reflects only a fraction of the actual total of infections, with a significant proportion of less severe or asymptomatic cases still undetected.

This assessment was carried out on the basis of data collected by the AFP from the competent national authorities and information from the World Health Organization.