Lisbon and the Tagus Valley continue to be the region of the country with the greatest increase in the number of cases and to concentrate almost the totality of new daily cases, a number contributed by the municipality of Sintra, with 72 new cases (half of the new cases) across the region). In this Monday's newsletter, 144 of the 165 new cases are located around the Portuguese capital, with the North region having 21 more cases, out of 165. In the remaining regions, the number of infected people remains unchanged compared to Sunday: 3,683 in the Center, 361 in the Algarve, 253 in the Alentejo, 135 in the Azores and 90 in Madeira.
With regard to the dead, which in the Sunday bulletin were all over 70 years old, there are changes: two deaths between 50 and 59 years old and three between 60 and 69 years old. Only six of the 14 dead updated on Monday's bulletin died in the past 24 hours, the rest due to a correct number in the bulletin. The information was clarified by the general director of Health, Graça Freitas in the usual daily briefing.
It was not expected that the number of recovered people would increase again after Sunday's bulletin hit, with the number doubling in relation to the previous day's document, but this Monday there are two hundred more recovered to add up to 17,549 on Sunday. There are now 17,549 people recovered from Covid-19, out of the 30,788 infections registered in the country.
Covid-19. Contagion in Lisbon (and Tagus Valley) four times faster than the national average
The number of people waiting for the Covid-19 test result decreased compared to Sunday, with 216 fewer waiting for results, a 10.2% decrease compared to Sunday. There are now 121 more Portuguese under surveillance by health authorities, increasing to 26,449.
Of the 14 more deaths recorded in this Monday's bulletin, there are a man and a woman in the age group from 50 to 59 years old and from 60 to 69 years old, a man and two women lost their lives.
Contrary to what was seen in the Sunday bulletin, when all the dead were registered in the age group above 70 years old, this Monday the update made, between 70 and 79 years old, accounts for the deaths of three men and two women and over 80, a man and three women.
During the press conference, Graça Freitas ended up clarifying that of the 14 deaths, only six were registered in the last 24 hours, the rest being the result of data updates, but did not clarify which cases corresponded to the update or the last 24 hours.
The lethality rate over 70 is now 16.7%, with the overall lethality rate being 4.32% slightly higher than the 4.30% on Sunday's bulletin.
The update in the number of deaths added six more deaths to the total in the North (744), seven to Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (322) and one to the Central region (233).
After falling by half in a month, the number of people in wards and intensive care continues to fall. Although it is a small drop in the last 24 hours, both numbers have decreased, with five less people hospitalized in wards (total 531) and six people in intensive care units (total 72).
It is the ninth consecutive day with the number of patients in intensive care going down, now being 72, a month ago there were more than 180 people in need of intensive care and more than one thousand hospitalized in wards, now 531.
Contributing to the great increase in the number of cases in the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley is the municipality of Sintra, which in the last 24 hours has registered another 72 positive cases of infection with the new coronavirus. The municipality of Lousada, to the north, is the municipality that follows the list of daily increases, with 16 new cases, followed by Seixal – in Setúbal – with 11 new cases.
Regarding the age of new cases of infection with Covid-19 47% relate to people between 20 and 40 years old and only 8.7% of people over 70 years old, the age group where there is a higher lethality rate.