Portugal: Last 24 hours sees nine deaths, 1,190 cases, more hospitalisations

Portugal on Monday recorded nine deaths attributed to Covid-19, 1,190 new cases of infection by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and a new increase in hospitalisations and intensive care, according to official data.

According to the bulletin of the country’s national health authority, the DGS, 968 people with Covid-19 are hospitalised on Monday, 45 more than on Sunday, 203 of which in intensive care, three more in the last 24 hours.

The area of Lisbon and Tagus Valley with 444 cases and the North region with 420 have 72.6% of the total of new infections in the last 24 hours.

The nine deaths occurred in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region (3), in the North region (4) in the Centre region (1) and in Madeira (1).

As far as age groups are concerned, four of the fatal victims were over 80 years old, two between 70 and 79, one between 50 and 59 and two between 40 and 49.