COVID 19: Portugal Update, 1 May

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Portugal today has registered a total of 1,007 deaths associated with covid-19, 18 more than on Thursday, and 25,351 infected (306 more), indicates the epidemiological bulletin released today by the General Directorate of Health.

Comparing with the data from Thursday, in which 989 deaths were registered, today there was an increase of deaths of 1.8%.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (25,351), DGS data show that there are 306 more cases than on Thursday, representing an increase of 1.2%.

The North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (578), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (202), the Center (201) Algarve (13), the Azores (12) and the Alentejo which registers a In this case, the epidemiological situation report advances, with data updated until midnight on Thursday.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 514 fatalities are women and 493 are men.

Of the registered deaths, 681 were over 80 years old, 197 were between 70 and 79 years old, 88 between 60 and 69 years old, 31 between 50 and 59 years old, and 10 between 40 and 49 years old.

Of the total infected people, the vast majority are recovering at home, totaling 21,805, 236 less than on Thursday (1.09%).

The data indicate that 892 patients are hospitalized, 76 less than on Thursday (-7.8%), and 154 are in Intensive Care Units, minus 18, which represents a decrease of 10%.

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of coronavirus infection (1,496), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,404), Porto (1,236), Matosinhos (1,142), Braga (1,074) ), Gondomar (1,010), Maia (870), Valongo (729), Sintra (595), Guimarães (609), Ovar (565) and Coimbra, with 416 cases.

Since January 1, 251,269 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 3,828 are awaiting test results.

There are 222,090 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients increased to 1,647, 128 more than on Thursday (7.7%).

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totaling 15,231, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 5,939, the Center region, with 3,419, the Algarve (331) and the Alentejo (218).

The Azores recorded 127 cases of covid-19 and Madeira 86, maintaining the figures for Thursday.

DGS also records 29,756 contacts under surveillance by the health authorities.

Of the total infected, 14,983 are women and 10,368 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 50 to 59 years old (4,307), followed by the age group from 40 to 49 years old (4,262) and people over 80 years old (3,967 cases).

There are also 3,544 patients aged between 30 and 39 years old, 2,940 between 60 and 69 years old, 2,937 between 20 and 29 years old and 2,227 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

The DGS also records 406 cases of children up to nine years old and 761 of young people aged between 10 and 19 years old.

According to the report of the Directorate-General for Health, 171 cases result from the importation of the virus from Spain, 137 from France and 88 from the United Kingdom. There are still hundreds of cases imported from dozens of other countries.

According to the bulletin, 44% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 34% fever, 25% muscle pain, 20% headache, 18% general weakness and 15% breathing difficulty. This information refers to 86% of confirmed cases.

Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 233,000 deaths and infected more than 3.2 million people in 195 countries and territories.

About 987,000 patients were considered cured.

Portugal is in a state of emergency until 24:00 on Saturday and at 00:00 on Sunday it goes into a calamity situation, with the Government approved on Thursday the deconfination plan.


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