Covid-19: Portugal registers 18 thousand deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. There are 193 new cases | Coronavirus
Seven more deaths from covid-19 and 193 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection were registered in Portugal, the lowest number of cases since May 10, when 158 daily infections were counted. The data were released this Monday by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) and are for Sunday.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 18,000 people have died with covid-19 in Portugal. It was on the 15th of May that Portugal registered 17,000 deaths by covid-19, which means that there were 1,000 deaths by covid-19 in four and a half months. In the most critical phase of the pandemic in the country, there were 9,051 deaths in less than two months, from 1 January (6972 deaths) to 22 February (16,023).
Of the seven deaths recorded on Sunday, four were recorded in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, two in the North and one in the Centre. One of the deaths concerns a man aged between 40 and 49 years and the other deaths associated with people over 70 years.
Most of the new cases were registered in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region (51) and in the North (53). Alentejo has 38 new discoveries and the Center has 29 more cases than the day before. In the Algarve, 11 were infected; in Madeira, eight; and in the Azores, three.
According to the Sunday epidemiological bulletin, 351 people are hospitalized (nine more than the day before) and 68 are in intensive care units (one less than on Saturday).
On the last day 331 people recovered and there are still 30,222 people with active infection in Portugal.
The day before (data referring to Saturday), seven deaths by covid-19 and 449 new cases were registered.
In Friday’s bulletin, there was 101.7 cases of infection per 100,000 inhabitants (103 on the continent) and the R