Portugal registered on Friday five deaths due to covid-19 and 713 new ones caused, according to the bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) released this Saturday.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, the country sum 1066.346 cases confirmed and 17.952 to kill mortals.
There is minus two hospitalized patients in Portugal in relation to the previous balance, in a total of 408. Of these, 83 are in intensive care units (ICU), seven more.
Over 986 people recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,016,913. Excluding these cases and deaths, there are 278 fewer active cases in Portugal than the day before. There are now 31,481. About 95.4% of those infected have recovered from the disease, with 3% fewer cases unresolved. The fatality rate is below 2% (1.68%).
There is also a record 28,604 contacts under surveillance by the authorities, plus 317 do that on the last swing.
The five deaths are distributed over the North (two), Center (two) and Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (one). All the mortal wounds were 80 years old or older: two men and three women.
Lisbon and Vale do Tejo was the region with the most identified cases, with 266 within 24 hours of Friday. It is followed by the North region, with 204 cases, the Center with 85, the Algarve with 70, the Alentejo with 63 cases, Madeira with 14 and the Azores with 11.
The risk matrix is updated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. According to the update published in Friday’s bulletin, Portugal continues to approach the “green zone”, with a further decline in incidence and despite a slight rise in the transmissibility index, the R