This Friday, Portugal registers another 2,899 cases and 31 deaths due to covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to the situation report released by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).
This Friday’s data brings the death toll to 2,276, a total of 112,440 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Since April 24 – the day 34 deaths occurred – the number of deaths from the new coronavirus in Portugal was not so high.
This Friday hospital admissions reached a new record since the beginning of the pandemic, with the registration of another 53 people hospitalized in the last 24 hours totaling 1,418. On Thursday, the data showed the existence of 1,365 cases, exceeding the maximum value registered in April of 1,302.
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According to the epidemiological bulletin, of the 31 registered deaths, 14 occurred in the North, nine in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, five in the Center, two in the Alentejo and one in the Algarve.
In the last 24 hours, 1,349 patients recovered, totaling 65,880 since the beginning of the pandemic.
The North region continues to record the highest number of new daily infections, registering today more than 1,516 cases, totaling 46,391, and 1,001 dead since the beginning of the pandemic.
In the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, 918 more cases of infection were reported, with the region accounting for 51,313 cases and 913 deaths.
In the Center region there were 364 new cases, accounting for 9,388 infections and 290 deaths.
In Alentejo 53 new cases of infection were registered, totaling 2,272 with a total of 33 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
The Algarve region has today reported 38 more cases of infection, totaling 2,373 cases and 24 deaths.
In the Autonomous Region of the Azores, two more cases were registered in the last 24 hours, adding up to 334 infections detected and 15 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
Madeira registered eight new cases in the last 24 hours, accounting for 369 infections, with no deaths to date.
Confirmed cases are distributed across all age groups, with the highest number of infections between 20 and 59 years of age.
In total, the new coronavirus has already affected at least 51,125 men and 61,315 women in Portugal, according to the declared cases.
Of the total fatalities, 1,154 were men and 1,122 women.
The largest number of deaths continues to be concentrated in people over 80 years of age.
The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 1.1 million deaths and more than 41.3 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.
After Europe succeeded China as the center of the pandemic in February, the American continent is now the one with the most confirmed cases and the most deaths.
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