Portugal registered, this Saturday, 3786 cases of covid-19 and 23 deaths caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, according to the latest data from the Directorate-General of Health, released this Sunday.
This is the highest daily number of deaths since the bulletin released on March 9, when 30 deaths were declared from the virus. In the last two days, Portugal recorded 55 deaths by covid-19, and this Friday 22 deaths were recorded.
In total, the country accounts for 18,537 deaths by covid-19 and 1,166,787 confirmed cases since March 2020, the month in which the first cases of infection were registered in the national territory.
Of the 23 deaths declared on Saturday, the vast majority (17) were registered in people over 80 years. There were also three deaths in the age group from 70 to 79 years old, two in the 60 to 69 years old and, finally, one death of a person between 50 and 59 years old.
There are 32 more people admitted, and there are now a total of 911 patients hospitalized with covid-19. There are four more people in intensive care units than on Friday, for a total of 134.
A further 1233 people were reported to have been recovered, a total of 1,086,887 since the start of the pandemic.
The balance between new changes and recoveries was negative this Friday, something that translated into an increase in the number of active cases: there are now 61,363 active changes in the country.
The health authorities are under surveillance over 1324 contacts under surveillance, for a total of 76,079.