Between September 27 and October 3, Portugal recorded 14,852 deaths from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, 45 deaths associated with covid-19 and a slight reduction in hospitalizations, with the Directorate (DGS) still indicated this Friday. Hospital occupancy and mortality from covid-19 remain at stabilized values in Portugal.
According to the DGS weekly epidemiological bulletin, compared to the previous week, there were 4,729 fewer cases of infection, with one more death in the comparison between the two periods. As for the hospital occupation in Portugal by covid-19, the DGS released on Fridays the data on hospitalizations referred to the Monday before the publication of the continental report on Monday, indicating that, on last Monday, they were hospitalized. 95 people, nine less than the same day the week before, with 20 intensive care unit patients, six less.
“The covid-19 epidemic has a lower incidence, with stable permanence. The number of covid-19 hospitalizations and the specific mortality due to stabilization ”, says the document from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) and the National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA).
The Government decided on September 2, the government decided not to alert on the mainland, it has not yet decided to postpone the September date, it has renewed-the proposal of laws and changes approved in the world of the pandemic. “These changes influence the assessment of the assessment base and consequent assessment of the reports presented”, says the health authority.
Those released today indicate that, on Monday, a cumulative seven-day incidence was at 144 cases per 100 million inhabitants in Portugal, indicating a difficulty, but with a stable probability.
The transmission index (R) – which estimates the number of secondary cases of infections resulting from each person carrying the virus – reached a value of 0.98 at the national level, but Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, the Alentejo, the Algarve, the Azores and Madeira had this indicator above the threshold of 1, indicating an increasing trend of new contagions in these regions.
According to the report, on Monday, 395 people were hospitalized for covid-19 in hospitals in mainland Portugal, a hospital occupancy of 2% less compared to the same day of the previous week and which was stabilized in most age groups.
As for intensive care, the document advances that the 20 patients in these units represent 7.8% of the critical threshold of 255 beds occupied by covid-19, a value that represents a decrease of 23% in one week.
The DGS and INSA record a specificity for covid-19 of mortality of 8.6 deaths within 14 days per one million inhabitants, “indicating a stabilization” indicator that is below the threshold of 20 deaths defined by the European Center for Disease Control ( ECDC).
“All-cause mortality in the last week is within the expected values for this time of year,” the document states.
Regarding the percentage of positive tests for SARS-CoV-2 in the last seven days, the report states that it stood at 16%, in a week in which the number of these coronavirus screenings rose from 97,000 to about 88,000.
In view of these indicators, the DGS and INSA continue to recommend the maintenance of individual protection, the maintenance of individual protection, measures of resistance to the frequent population.
Cases since March 3, 220, when the first contagions were confirmed, Portugal has already recorded 5.5 million infection with the virus that caused covid-19, of which more than 374 thousand were reinfections, making a total of 6.8 % of total positive cases.