The number of fatalities in Portugal due to the new coronavirus increased to 1,576, plus eight deaths compared to yesterday, when 1,568 were counted, announced the General Directorate of Health (DGS) this Tuesday, June 30. This is the highest number of deaths in 24 hours since June 6.The number of infected (confirmed cases) increased by 0.55% to 42,141, representing 229 new cases in 24 hours. Yesterday an increase of 0.64% to 41,912 had been announced.
The growth rate of the number of infected people decreased (0.55% against 0.64% yesterday) and in absolute terms the number of new cases also decreased (229 against 266 yesterday).
Lisbon and Tagus Valley with 82% of new cases
In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley (LVT) region, 188 new cases were registered (compared to 225 yesterday), which represents 82% of the total new cases in the country.
Taking into account the number of infected and fatal victims, the lethality rate is 3.74%, identical to yesterday and the lowest value since April 23 and which compares with the peak of 4.37% registered at the beginning Of this month.
With regard to recovered patients, there are now 27,505 cases, 300 more than reported yesterday (27,205).
Hospitalized patients with the highest rise since May 7
The data indicate that of the more than 42 thousand confirmed cases, 491 are admitted to hospitals, which corresponds to an increase of two compared to yesterday (489). Inpatients represent 1.17% of the total reported cases and are at their highest since May 30.
With regard to patients admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU), two more patients (3%) were registered, for a total of 73.
The number of active cases dropped after eight days to 13,060, representing about 31% of the total cases.
According to the DGS daily bulletin, there are 818 dead in the North (52% of the total), 473 in the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, 248 in the Center and 15 in the Algarve. The Azores have 15 deaths, Alentejo has 7 deaths and Madeira remains without mortal victims to mourn.