Nearly half a million people have a complete vaccination against covid-19 and more than 1.1 million have already received the first dose of the vaccine, indicates the weekly report from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) released today.
According to the DGS, 494,521 Portuguese have already received the two doses of the vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is equivalent to 05% of the population, having already administered the first dose to 1,196,971 people (12%).
The seventh DGS report also indicates that, in the last week, 20,918 people had the complete vaccination and that another 252,979 people were vaccinated with the first dose.
By age group, 80% of the elderly aged 80 years and over (539,633 people) have already received their first vaccine and 33% (223,614) already have complete vaccination with both doses.
Between 50 and 64 years old, 11% (244,942) were vaccinated with the first dose and 04% (81,913) received both doses.
In the group between 65 and 79 years old, 09% (149,459) have already received the first dose, while only 03% (43,673) have a complete vaccination against covid-19.
By regions, in the North 540,497 people have already been vaccinated, 90,189 of which in the last week, followed by Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, where 536,868 people received the vaccine (+95,190).
In the Centro region, vaccines were administered to 363,350 people, 51 thousand more than in the last week, having been vaccinated in Alentejo 111,225 (+13,866) and in the Algarve 64,670 (+13,579).
Regarding the autonomous regions, DGS says that in the Azores, 26,683 doses of vaccine have already been administered (+3,793) and in Madeira a total of 46,043 (+5,461).
DGS says that, in the Azorean archipelago, a delay was identified between the vaccines administered and their registration, “so the indicators presented for the Azores may be underestimated”.
In total, Portugal has already received 1,888,850 vaccines against covid-19, and 1,753,999 were distributed to vaccination posts in the country.
A pandemic covid-19 caused at least 2,805,004 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 128.1 million cases of infection, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.
In Portugal, 16,848 people died from 821,722 confirmed cases of infection, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.