COVID 19: Portugal Update 11 April

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Portugal has today registered a total of 470 deaths associated with covid-19, 35 more than on Friday, and 15,987 infected (an increase of 515), indicates the epidemiological bulletin released by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS)

The epidemiological situation report, with data updated until midnight on Friday, indicates that the North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (258), followed by the Central region (113), the Lisbon region and Tagus Valley (87) and the Algarve, with nine dead.

The bulletin today reports on three deaths in the Azores.

In relation to Friday, when 435 deaths were registered, today there was a percentage increase of 8% (plus 35).

According to data provided by DGS, there are 15,987 confirmed cases, plus 515, which represents an increase of 3.3% compared to Friday.

Of the 470 deaths recorded, 302 were over 80 years old, 100 were aged between 70 and 79 years old, 48 between 60 and 69 years old, 16 between 50 and 59 years old, the four deaths remaining in the range between 40 and 49 years old.

Of the 15,987 people infected with the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the vast majority, 14,812 (519 more than on Friday), are recovering at home, with 1,175 people (minus four) hospitalized, 233 ( plus seven) of which in Intensive Care Units.

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of coronavirus infection (867), followed by Porto (852 cases), Vila Nova de Gaia (758), Gondomar (646), Matosinhos ( 643), Braga (579), Maia (565), Valongo (464), Ovar (403) and Sintra with 374 cases.

Since January 1, 130,300 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 3,961 are awaiting test results.

The epidemiological bulletin also indicates that there are 110,352 cases in which the test results were negative and that the number of recovered patients increased to 266 (there were 233).

The North region continues to record the highest number of infections, totaling 9,264, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 3,834 cases, from the Central region (2,327), the Algarve (279) and the Alentejo, which today has 130 cases .

There are also 94 people infected with the covid-19 virus in the Azores and 59 in Madeira.

DGS also records 25,432 contacts under surveillance by the Health authorities (482 fewer than on Friday).

The age group most affected by the disease remains 40 to 49 years old (2,817), followed by 50 to 59 years old (2,792), over 80 years old (2,333), 30 to 39 years old (2,256) and 60 to 69 years (2,010).

There are still 265 cases of children up to nine years old, 415 of young people aged between 10 and 19 years old and between 20 and 29 years old there are 1,639 cases.

The data also indicate that there are 1,460 cases of people aged between 70 and 79 years old.

Globally, there are 9,290 women in Portugal infected with the new coronavirus and 6,697 men.

According to the report by the Directorate-General for Health, 160 cases result from the importation of the virus from Spain, 118 from France, 68 from the United Kingdom, 43 from Switzerland, 43 from the United Arab Emirates, 29 from Italy, 30 from Andorra, 22 from Brazil , 19 from the USA, 17 from the Netherlands, 14 from Australia, 14 from Argentina, nine from Belgium, nine from Germany, seven from Austria, five from Canada and four from India.

The bulletin also reports on four cases imported from Egypt and four from Cape Verde, three from Guatemala, three from Thailand and three from Israel, two from Ireland, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Malta, Chile and Pakistan.

A case was also imported from Germany and Austria, Germany and Ireland, Azerbaijan, China, Cuba, Denmark, Indonesia, Iran, Maldives, Morocco, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Czech Republic, Singapore, Sweden, Ukraine, Turkey and Venezuela .

According to DGS, 56% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 42% fever, 29% muscle pain, 26% headache, 23% general weakness and 17% breathing difficulty. This information refers to 78% of confirmed cases.

Covid-19, caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, is an acute respiratory infection that can trigger pneumonia.

Portugal, in a state of emergency until April 17 and where the first case was confirmed on March 2, is in the third and most serious phase of response to the disease (Mitigation Phase), activated when there is local transmission, in a closed environment, and / or community transmission.


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