Highlights – data as reported by national authorities Data as at 19/11/2020, 18:00 p.m.
The number of new coronavirus cases continued to grow at an accelerated pace over the past week, with a record number of cases - 1,607 and 1,442 - being reported on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, respectively.
Overall, 93,961 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic;
The average number of daily cases over a seven-day period now stands at 1,132, which is over 200 cases more compared to the same figure last week. The percentage of positive tests has averaged 41.4% over the same period.
At the same time, the total number of active cases decreased slightly to 16,340. This is almost 460 cases less compared to last week. The proportion of active cases in the total number of registered cases stands at 17.4%. The number of patients with coronavirus treated in hospitals is 3,185, out of which 253 are in very serious condition;
The overall crude cumulative incidence of cases per 100,000 is 2,705. The crude cumulative incidence of cases over the last seven days is 228 and over the last 14 days is 414, with both of these figures registering an increase over the past week and standing at the highest levels since the beginning of the pandemic;
The number of deaths started to increase again, with a total of 122 deaths being reported over the last seven days. The average number of daily deaths over the same period is 17.43, which is higher than the 14.71 figure registered last week. The total number of deaths now stands at 2,091. The case fatality rate decreased slightly from 2.3% to 2.2% during the same period, and the average age of patients who have died from the disease returned to the previous level of 66.8. Nearly 95% of all deaths have been reported in patients 50 years of age and older;
The number of patients who have recovered from the disease now stands at 75,530. This represents 80.4% of all cases, which is a 2.2 p.p. increase compared to last week;
Weekly figures - in most part - followed the same tendencies established over the last few weeks. The weekly number of new cases registered another 20.3% increase last week, reaching 6,933, which is the highest since the beginning of the pandemic. The contagion rate (R0) increased further from 1.12 to 1.16. The weekly number of recoveries also continued to increase, reaching 8,304. This represents a 34.0% increase compared to the week prior. After decreasing during the week of 2-8 November to 93 cases, the number of deaths increased again and reached 126 last week, which is the highest number of deaths registered in a week since the pandemic reached the country. This is 33 cases or 35.5% more compared to the week prior.