COVID 19: Portugal Update, 14 September

Portugal now has four more deaths related to Covid-19 and 613 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has registered 1,871 deaths and 64,596 cases of infection.

DGS indicates that three deaths have been registered in the Norte region and one in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region.

In surveillance are 36,758 contacts, plus 360 in relation to Sunday.

In the last 24 hours there have been 25 more admissions and 477 people with Covid-19 were admitted to hospitals, of which 61 (plus four) were in intensive care units.

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, where the highest number of infections is found in the country, 338 new cases have been reported, accounting for 33,070 cases of infection and 705 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The northern region now has a further 178 cases, with a total of 23,411 deaths.

In the Centre region there have been a further 51 cases, with 5,279 infections and 254 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Alentejo a further 27 cases of Covid-19 have been registered, totalling 1,161 cases and 22 deaths so far.

The Algarve region has today reported 10 more cases of infection, totalling 1,244 cases and 18 deaths by Covid-19.

In the autonomous region of the Azores a new case has been registered in the last 24 hours, totalling 239 infections and 15 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In Madeira there are now eight new cases registered, accounting for 192 infections, with no deaths to date.

In the last 24 hours 116 patients have recovered, so 44,185 people have already overcome the infection since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal.

The confirmed cases are spread over all age groups, with the highest number of infections registered between 20 and 59 years old.

In total, the new coronavirus has already affected at least 29,167 men and 35,429 women in Portugal, according to the reported cases.

Of the total number of deaths, 942 were men and 929 women.

The highest number of deaths continues to be concentrated in people over 80 years of age.

The Covid-19 pandemic has already caused at least 924,968 deaths and over 29 million cases of infection worldwide.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.