In the last 24 hours, more than 592 cases of infected people by covid-19, according to the data revealed this Thursday, April 1st, by the General Directorate of Health (DGS).
With regard to deaths related to the virus, there have been registered 11 more fatalities.
Today’s numbers translate an increase of 39.9% compared to the 423 cases reported last Thursday. In terms of the seven-day moving average, a less volatile indicator, there is a decrease of 1.6%.
In deaths, the 11 reported deaths raise the total since the beginning of the pandemic to 16.859.
With the numbers known this Friday, the daily average of new cases from the last seven days rose to 443, a week high at most.
In the last 14 days, Portugal has accumulated 61 new cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, based on the most recent population estimate of the National Statistics Institute (INE). This indicator, widely used internationally to measure the spread of the virus and a criterion determined by the Government to consider municipalities at risk, remains in about half of the defined limit of 120 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants defined by the Government for the deconfination plan.
Active cases drop by the 59th day in the last 60
The DGS report shows 702 recovered patients, bringing the total recoveries to 778,912.
Thus, the active cases, which are calculated by subtracting recovered patients and deaths from the total number of confirmed cases, dropped in 121, for 26,543, lowest number since October 3rd.
Active cases added up to the 59th daily decrease in the last 60 days. Since February 1, only on March 21 has there been an increase in the number of active cases.
Minimum admissions since September 21
With regard to numbers in hospitals, the news is mixed. They are now hospitalized less 20 patients in Portugal, who put the total in 538, the lowest value since September 21. In view of the maximum of 6,869, registered on February 1, the decline is already 6,331.
With regard to more serious cases, of patients hospitalized in intensive care units, the rise of 2 patients, puts the total number of patients admitted to the ICU in the 129. In view of the peak of 904 patients in the ICU, on February 5, the reduction is 775.
Algarve with maximum cases in 40 days
Of the new cases identified in the country, 267 were registered in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (LVT), which represents 45% of the national total.
Of the remaining new cases, 150 occurred in the North, 64 in the Algarve, 41 in the Center, 35 in the Alentejo, 26 in Madeira and 9 in the Azores.
With regard to deaths, 6 were registered in LVT, 4 in the North and 1 in the Center. In Alentejo, Algarve, Madeira and the Azores, no fatalities were recorded.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the North has totaled 330,823 cases, followed by Lisbon and the Tagus Valley with 311,729, the Center with 117,204, the Alentejo with 29,115, the Algarve with 20,739. In Madeira, 8,632 contagions were registered and in the Azores 4,072.
In the case of fatal victims, Lisbon and the Tagus Valley add up to 7,135 deaths, the North registers 5,305 and the Center 2,999. In Alentejo, deaths amount to 970, while in the Algarve they are 353, in Madeira they are 68 and in the Azores 29.
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