Portugal with 213 more cases of infection and three deaths from Covid-19

Lisbon and the Tagus Valley region has the highest number of infections today, having confirmed 1447 more cases in relation to the previous day's data. The number of recovered cases in Portugal increased to 37.840.

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Portugal has a total of 52.061 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 213 more than the previous day, reveals the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) released this Thursday, August 6. The number of fatalities from the new coronavirus in the country increased to 1.743, registering three fatalities in the last 24 hours.

The epidemiological bulletin released this afternoon indicates that, to date, 452.453 suspected cases have been recorded and 1.317 people are still awaiting the results of Covid-19's laboratory analysis. There are currently 399.075 unconfirmed cases after the analyzes, and 37.783 are under surveillance by health authorities.

DGS reveals that there are currently 18.891 cases registered in the North, 4.494 in the Center, 26.720 in Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, 905 in the Algarve, 170 cases in the Autonomous Region of the Azores, 119 in the Autonomous Region of Madeira and 762 cases in the Alentejo.

There are currently 369 hospitalized, of which 42 are in Intensive Care Units (ICU) and 37.840 recovered cases in Portugal, 275 more than those recorded yesterday.

The total of 1.743 deaths, 831 were in the North, 252 in the Center, 608 in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, 15 in the Algarve, 15 in the Azores, 22 in the Alentejo, with none registered in Madeira.

The DGS bulletin counts three female fatal victims and one male victim between the ages of 30 and 39, joining the two fatal victims, female and male, between the ages of 20 and 29, and there are currently six confirmed deaths below 40 years old.

There are also 10 female and 10 male fatalities between the ages of 40 and 49 years old. There were 40 male victims and 17 female victims in the age group from 50 to 59 years old, 107 victims between 60 and 69 years old male and 48 women, 208 male deaths and 131 female deaths between 70 and the 79 years. There are also 506 male victims and 660 female victims over 80 years of age.

The age group with the most confirmed cases is 40 to 49 years old (3.861 men and 4.753 women), with a total of 8.589, followed by 50 to 59 years old (3.387 men and 4.473 women), in a total of 7.829. There are 4.303 infected children and adolescents, between 0 and 19 years old. There are currently 23.259 men and 28.802 women infected with the new coronavirus.

The number of cases in the age groups between 30 and 39 years and 60 and 69 years has seen increases. The DGS bulletin assumes 4.041 men and 4.467 women infected between 30 and 39 years old, and 2.460 men and 2.754 women with confirmed cases between 60 and 69 years old. There are currently 3.985 women and 1.920 men over the age of 80 infected with Covid-19.

The age group between 20 and 29 years of age has also seen a considerable increase in positive cases, with 3.703 men and 4.264 women with positive cases to date. The age group between 70 and 79 years old checks 1.701 men and 1.911 infected women. There are 45 men and 33 women whose age is unknown.

In relation to symptoms, the most reported are cough (35%), fever (27%), muscle pain (21%), headache (20%), generalized weakness (14%) and breathing difficulties (9%).

[News updated at 14:24 pm]

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