COVID-19: 6 more dead and 159 infected. Hospitalizations go up and R (t) goes up-to-date

COVID-19: 6 more dead and 159 infected. Hospitalizations go up and R (t) goes up-to-date
COVID-19: 6 more dead and 159 infected. Hospitalizations go up and R (t) goes up-to-date
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has registered 16,885 deaths associated with COVID-19 and 823,494 cases of infection. In relation to Sunday, there are six more deaths and 159 infected.

Today there were 321 cases of recovery. Altogether there are already 780,643 patients recovered from the disease in the national territory.

The region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 65 new infections, is the area of ​​the country with the most new notifications, with 40.9% of the total diagnoses.

The epidemiological situation report, with data updated until midnight yesterday, indicates that the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo is the one that registers the highest number of accumulated deaths related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus with 7,153 (+2 of than yesterday), followed by the North with 5,309 deaths (+2), Centro (3,002, +2) and Alentejo (970, =). At least 354 (=) dead have been recorded in the Algarve.

There are 29 (=) deaths recorded in the Azores. In Madeira there were 68 deaths (=) associated with the disease.

Hospitalizations go up

Throughout the national territory, there are 536 inpatients, 19 more than yesterday, and 112 in intensive care units (ICU), five less than on Sunday.

According to the DGS bulletin on the epidemiological situation, there are 25,966 active cases of infection in Portugal – 168 fewer than yesterday – and 15,928 people under surveillance by the authorities – 32 fewer than the previous day.

DGS recommendations

DGS monitors the situation regarding the expansion of the new coronavirus and recommends:

  • In Portugal, if you have symptoms of respiratory disease and have traveled from an area affected by the new coronavirus, the authorities advise you to contact Saúde 24 (808 24 24 24). If you go to a health unit, you must immediately inform the security or administrative staff.
  • Avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections; avoid close contact with those who have a fever or cough;
  • Wash your hands frequently, especially after direct contact with sick people, with detergent, soap or alcohol-based solutions;
  • Wash your hands whenever you blow, sneeze or cough;
  • Avoid direct contact with live animals in markets in areas affected by outbreaks;
  • Adopt respiratory etiquette measures: cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing (with a tissue or with your arm, never with your hands; throw the tissue in the trash);
  • Avoid consumption of raw animal products, especially meat and eggs;
  • Follow the recommendations of the health authorities of the country where you are located.

AFP’s latest balance sheet

The pandemic of the new coronavirus has exceeded 131 million cases of infection worldwide, with more than 500 thousand new contagions in the last 24 hours, said the balance of France-Presse (AFP) today. In total, and since the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was identified in China in December 2019, at least 131,213,930 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed worldwide.

Since the beginning of the health crisis, the disease COVID-19 has caused at least 2,853,908 fatalities worldwide, according to the same report from the French agency. In the last 24 hours, there were an additional 6,657 deaths and 519,076 new cases of the covid-19 disease worldwide.

The countries that registered the most deaths in the last 24 hours were, and according to the respective national balance sheets, Brazil with 1,240 deaths, India (478) and Russia (343).

The United States continues to be the most affected country globally, both in terms of death and in cases, with a total of 555,001 deaths among 30,706,128 registered cases, according to the count of the American university Johns Hopkins. After the United States, the list of countries most affected in global terms remains unchanged: Brazil with 331,433 deaths and 12,984,956 cases, Mexico with 204,147 deaths (2,250,458 cases), India with 165,101 deaths (12,589,067 cases ) and the United Kingdom with 126,836 deaths (4,359,388 cases).

Still among the most affected countries, and according to AFP analysis, the Czech Republic is currently the one with the most deaths in relation to its population, with 253 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by four other countries also European and which exceed or around the two hundred deadline hovers: Hungary (225), Montenegro (207), Bosnia (206) and Belgium (200).

By regions of the world, Europe still totaled today at 10:00 TMG (11:00 in Lisbon) 971,276 deaths in 44,806,515 confirmed cases of infection, Latin America and the Caribbean 797,518 deaths (25,275,870 cases), the United States United States and Canada 578,060 deaths (31,708,934 cases), Asia 276,480 deaths (18,441,664 cases), the Middle East 115,712 deaths (6,667,933 cases), Africa 113,864 deaths (4,274,378 cases) and Oceania 998 deaths (38,636 cases).

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