Portugal this Monday reported a further 32,758 cases of coronavirus, as well as 44 more deaths from the disease, out of which a total of 2,254,583 infections have already been confirmed, of which 19,613 have been fatal.
This Monday’s just over 32,700 confirmed cases breaks with the momentum of last week, when more than 50,000 positive cases were recorded for three consecutive days, although figures are usually lower over weekends due to fewer tests being carried out.
The Directorate General of Health (DGS) has also reported a total of 2,348 people admitted due to the coronavirus, including 172 in intensive care units, an increase of 12 more people compared to the last part provided from last Friday.
The number of medical discharges has risen to 12,875, bringing the total to more than 1.7 million, while on the other hand there are 19,839 active cases, meaning just over half a million people in Portugal are still dealing with the disease .
Again almost half of the cases this Monday were registered in the north region, with 48.5 percent of new infections and twelve more deaths, while they were registered in Lisbon and the Tagus Valley with 29.5 percent of positives and sixteen deaths.
The last part of the DGS also states that the majority of the deaths recorded by the coronavirus are among people over 80 years of age, 64.9 percent. Of the 44 confirmed this weekend, thirty are in this age group.
This Monday’s update of the risk indicators shows that Portugal remains in the redmost zone of the epidemiological traffic light, with an increase in both the transmissibility index to 1.15 and the incidence, with 5,322.6 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants.