In Portugal, 57,267 cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection and 119 deaths of covid-19 were reported. Between 19 and 25 April show data released by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) this Friday. Both indicators are down from the previous week, when there were 60,000 cases of the disease and 139 deaths. The OR
In terms of treatment, there were three more people in intensive care last Monday, a total of 49. According to age, 23 people were aged 60-79, 14 were aged 40-59 and eight were aged 80 or older. There are also four people under the age of 40 in intensive care.
The trend in hospitalizations is stable and there are still a total of 1208 covid-19 patients in hospital, more than half of whom are 80 years of age or older. Of the 1,208 patients in hospital, 47 are under 40 years of age.
The bulletin also mentions that during these seven days, 92 people over the age of 80 died, 19 people aged 70-79, five aged 60-69 and three aged 50-59.
DGS data will continue until the 25th day, four days after the entry into force of the new mask use rules. Also, according to an epidemiological monitoring report published today, “the covid-19 epidemic maintains a very high level of infectivity and the trend is stable”, which reduces hospitalization and mortality, even though “covid-19 specific mortality is above the reference value set by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) ”.
Two new Ómicron strains are growing
The report highlights the increased blood flow of the Ómicron variant BA.5 lineage and the new BA.2 subline, “which have additional mutations that affect the entry of the virus into human cells and / or its ability to circulate the virus.” response “. However, the BA.2 line of the Ómicron variant remained dominant – with an estimated relative incidence of 86.9% on 25 April.