COVID 19: Portugal Update, 11 May

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Portugal today recorded a total of 1,144 deaths related to covid-19, nine more than on Sunday, and 27,679 infected, another 98, according to the epidemiological bulletin released today by the General Directorate of Health.

In comparison with Sunday's data, which recorded 1,135 deaths, today there was a 0.8 percent increase in deaths.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (27,679), data from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) show that there are 98 more cases than on Sunday (27,581), representing an increase of 0.4 percent.

The North region has the highest number of deaths (651), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (248), the Center (216), the Algarve (14), the Azores (14) and Alentejo, which records a case, advances the report on the epidemiological situation, with updated data until 24:00 on Sunday, keeping the Autonomous Region of Madeira without registering deaths.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 587 fatalities are women and 557 are men.

Of the deaths recorded, 769 were over 80 years old, 228 were between 70 and 79 years old, 99 were between 60 and 69 years old, 36 were between 50 and 59 years old, 11 were between 40 and 49 years old and one patient was between 20 and 29 years

The clinical characterization of confirmed cases indicates that 805 patients are admitted to hospitals, eight more than on Sunday (+ 1 percent), and 112 are in Intensive Care Units (the same value).

23,181 people are recovering at home.

DGS data indicate that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection with the new coronavirus (1,737), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,455), Porto (1,303), Matosinhos (1,207), Braga ( 1,152), Gondomar (1,048), Maia (909), Sintra (769) Valongo (737), Guimarães (661), Ovar (626), Coimbra (561) and Loures (507).

Since 1 January, 276,153 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 2,642 are awaiting test results.

There are 245,832 cases in which the results of the tests were negative, says the DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients is 2,549 (identical to that recorded on Sunday).

The North region continues to record the highest number of infections, totalling 16,008, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 7,316, the Centre region, with 3,545, the Algarve (348) and the Alentejo (237).

The Azores recorded 135 cases of covid-19 and Madeira recorded 90 confirmed cases, according to the bulletin released today.

DGS also records 28,307 contacts under surveillance by health authorities.

Of the total infected, 16,298 are women and 11,381 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 50 to 59 years old (4,673), followed by the age group from 40 to 49 years old (4,649) and people over 80 years old (4,212 cases).

There are still 3,989 patients aged between 30 and 39 years, 3,334 between 20 and 29 years old, 3,142 between 60 and 69 years old and 2,358 between 70 and 79 years old.

The DGS also records 473 cases of children up to 9 years old and 849 of young people aged 10 to 19 years old.

According to the daily report of the epidemiological situation in Portugal, 177 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 DGS, 42 percent of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 30 percent fever, 21 percent muscle pain, 20 percent headache, 15 percent general weakness and 12 percent breathing difficulty. This information refers to 89 percent of confirmed cases.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 282,000 deaths and infected more than 4.1 million people worldwide.

More than 1.3 million patients were considered cured by health authorities.


Suggestion: This artcle is somewhat confusing! Why not to provide the data on a tabled form? It will be clearer and easier to update!

By Tony Fernandes from Other on 12-05-2020 01:04
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