Portugal registers 238 more cases and two more deaths by Covid-19

The highest number of infections in the last 24 hours was registered in the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 164 new cases, followed by the North region, with 67 more cases, the Center region had ten more cases and the Alentejo registered two more cases of infection.

Graça Freitas, director-general of DGS | Mário Cruz / Lusa

Portugal has a total of 51.310 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 238 more than the previous day, reveals the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) released this Saturday, August 1. The number of fatalities from the new coronavirus in the country increased to 1.737, which corresponds to two more deaths in the last 24 hours.

The epidemiological bulletin released this afternoon indicates that, to date, 443 thousand 975 suspected cases have been recorded and 1.631 people are still awaiting the results of Covid-19's laboratory analyzes. There are currently 391 thousand and 94 unconfirmed cases after the analyzes, and 35 thousand 661 people are under surveillance by health authorities.

DGS reveals that there are currently 18.742 cases registered in the North (plus 67), 4.449 in the Center (plus ten), 26.231 in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (plus 164), 736 in Alentejo (plus two) and 106 in the Autonomous Region of Madeira . The Algarve records 879 cases, four less than yesterday and the Autonomous Region of the Azores 167, which means that it counts one less compared to the previous day. This decrease in the total number of cases in the regions of the Algarve and the Azores occurs for reasons of correction, which means that these cases were attributed to other areas of the country.

There are currently 375 hospitalized, of which 40 are in Intensive Care Units (ICU) and 36.783 recovered cases in Portugal, 300 more than those recorded yesterday.

The total of 1.737 deaths, 828 were in the North, 252 in the Center, 605 in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (one more), 22 in the Alentejo (one more), 15 in the Algarve and 15 in the Azores, with none registered in Madeira.

In relation to symptoms, the most reported are cough (35%), fever (27%), muscle pain (21%), headache (20%), generalized weakness (14%) and breathing difficulties (10%).

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