Portugal registers over 1.856 new confirmed cases and 19 killed by Covid-19 in the last 24 hours

According to the epidemiological bulletin released this Sunday, October 18, the number of infections continues to skyrocket in the North region, which has 1.168 more cases than yesterday. In the country as a whole, 1.086 hospitalized patients are currently registered, of which 155 are in intensive care units.

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Portugal has a total of 99.911 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 1.856 more than yesterday, reveals the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) released this Sunday, October 18. The number of fatalities from infection with a new coronavirus increased to 2.181, with 19 more dead in the last 24 hours, of which nine in the North and ten in Lisbon and the Tagus Valley.

There are 38.730 active cases of infection with a new coronavirus in Portugal today, 756 more than yesterday. There are 1.086 hospitalized patients (72 more than yesterday), of which 155 are in Intensive Care Units (seven more).

In total, there are 59.000 cases of people who recovered from the disease today, 1.081 more than on Saturday. The Directorate-General for Health also adds that the number of contacts in surveillance currently covers 54.851 people, 2.308 more than on Saturday.

According to data from the organization led by Graça Freitas, of the 99.911 cases confirmed by Covid-19 in Portugal, 54.427 are women and 45.484 men. However, there are more male deaths: 1.100. The remaining 1.081 are female. In both men and women, most victims are over 80 years old.

By regions, Lisbon and the Tagus Valley continue to lead in number of cases, with 47.412 confirmed until this Sunday, 385 more than yesterday. The North region has a total of 39.449 confirmed cases (1.168 more than yesterday), the Center region has 8.214 cases (231 more), the Algarve 2.199 (more 28), the Alentejo 1.991 (more 35), the Azores 318 (more one) and Madeira 328 (plus eight).

In deaths it leads the North region, with a total of 959 (nine more than on Saturday), followed by Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 881 (ten more compared to yesterday) and the Central region, with 277. Alentejo registers a total of 27 fatalities by Covid-19, the Algarve 22 and the Azores 15. In Madeira there are no victims to mourn.


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