2,060 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Portugal. Number of deaths rises to 23

  • ECO News
  • 23 March 2020

The Directorate General for Health revealed that there are 2,060 cases of infection by the new coronavirus in Portugal. The number of deaths rises from 14 to 23.

Health authorities found 460 new cases of coronavirus in Portugal, bringing the total number of known cases of Covid-19 in the country from 1,600 to 2,060. The number of fatalities rose from 14 to 23, with 14 people recovering from the disease, according to the daily update by the Directorate General of Health (DGS).

Of the 2,060 confirmed cases, 201 are in hospital and 47 are in intensive care units. That means about 88% of Covid-19 cases in Portugal are being medically followed in their homes or in a corresponding location outside hospital units.

Most of the confirmed cases are located in the North region (1,007), followed by Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region (737), Centro (238), Algarve (42), Azores (11), Madeira (9) and Alentejo (5), as well as 11 cases “exported” from Portugal to other countries. Most of the 23 deaths were registered in the North (9), followed by Lisbon and Tagus Valley (8), Centre (5) and Algarve (1). The Centre is the region with the most people recovered (7), followed by Lisbon (4) and the North (3).