The number of people infected with covid-19 in Portugal increased by 3,817 for a total of 187,237, while the deaths since the beginning of the pandemic exceeded three thousand, according to the data revealed this Tuesday, November 10, by the General Directorate of Health (DGS).
As for deaths related to the new coronavirus, are now over 62, increasing accumulated deaths to 3.021.
On the positive side, the number of recovered patients increased in 4.795, the biggest daily rise since May 24, for a total of 106.878, while active cases, which are calculated by subtracting recovered patients and deaths from the total confirmed cases, decreased by 1,040, the biggest reduction in a single day since May 24, when DGS updated the recovered patients by more than 9,800. Active cases are now 77.338.
The number of new cases reported today has increased the daily average of new cases in the last seven days to 5,399.1, a new record.
In the last 14 days Portugal accumulated 610 new cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. This indicator, widely used internationally to measure the spread of the virus and a criterion determined by the Government to consider municipalities at risk, set a new record and far exceeds the defined limit of 240 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants.
Hospitalizations at a new high but critically ill patients descend
The number of hospitalized due to covid-19 increased by 91, for a total of 2,742 inpatients.
As for the most serious cases, of hospitalizations in intensive care units, are now 382, less 9 than yesterday.
North with 70% of new cases
As has been the case, most of the new cases reported are located in the region North, which already counts 20,461 more infected than Lisbon and Tagus Valley (LVT), although only on October 28, it exceeded LVT in number of contagions.
Thus, the North has 2,663 new cases, 70% of contagions in the country in the last 24 hours, which bring the total in the region to 91,212.
Lisbon and the Tagus Valley now have 70,751 cases, 736 more than yesterday, which means that it was responsible for 19% of new infections.
Of the remaining new cases, 290 were in the Center, 41 in the Alentejo, 57 in the Algarve, 9 in Madeira and 21 in the Azores.
As for deaths, the majority were in the North, with 31, followed by Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 17, the Center, with 11 and Alentejo, with 3. In the Algarve, Madeira and the Azores there are no new fatalities to mourn . The North recorded more than three dozen deaths for the second consecutive day, while the 11 deaths in the Center are the highest since March 30.
In accumulated terms, the North recorded 1,370 deaths, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo totaled 1,162, the Center accounted for 372, Alentejo 69, Algarve 31, the Azores 15 and Madeira 2.