Portugal registered two deaths from covid-19 and 707 new cases of infection in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data from the Directorate-General for Health, released this Sunday.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has a total of 857,447 confirmed cases and 17,047 deaths. A further 248 cases are reported to have recovered from the infection, for a total of 815,342 people who have managed to recover from the disease since the start of the pandemic.
In Portugal, there are over 457 active cases of covid-19, out of a total of 25,058 — a number reached after subtracting the total number of deaths and recoveries from the total number of registered cases.
There are 325 people admitted to Portuguese hospitals (25 more than the day before) and, of these, 82 are in intensive care (ICU), five more than on Friday. There were not so many admissions to intensive care since May 5, when there were 83 patients in the ICU.
Two deaths in the last 24 hours were registered in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region and in the Algarve, one male and the other female.
The Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region registered 450 new cases, or 64% of the national total. This is followed by the North region, with 117 cases, and the Center region, with 58. The Algarve registered 36 new cases and the Alentejo, 16. In the Azores there are 27 more cases and in Madeira three more.
Although the region of Lisboa and Vale do Tejo has the highest number of new cases, it is the North that registers the highest number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic (342,340).
According to the DGS report, 8952 men and 8095 women have died of covid-19.