COVID 19: Portugal Update, 12 April

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Portugal has registered today a total of 504 deaths associated with covid-19, 34 more than on Saturday, and 16,585 infected (an increase of 598), indicates the epidemiological bulletin released by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

The epidemiological situation report, with data updated until 24:00 on Saturday, indicates that the North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (280), followed by the Center (120), the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley ( 91) and the Algarve, with nine dead.

Today the bulletin reports four deaths in the Azores.

In relation to Saturday, when 470 deaths were registered, today there was a percentage increase of 7.2% (plus 34).

According to data provided by DGS, there are 16,585 confirmed cases, plus 598, which represents an increase of 3.7% compared to Saturday.

Of the registered deaths, 327 were over 80 years old, 108 were aged between 70 and 79 years old, 48 between 60 and 69 years old, 16 between 50 and 59 years old and five deaths in the range between 40 and 49 years old years.

Regarding the 16,585 people infected by the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the vast majority, 15,408 (596 more than on Saturday), are recovering at home, with 1,177 people (two more), 228 (minus five) hospitalized. ) of which are in Intensive Care Units.

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection by the coronavirus (890), followed by Porto (885 cases), Vila Nova de Gaia (796), Matosinhos (682), Gondomar ( 681), Braga (621), Maia (588), Valongo (479), Ovar (409) and Sintra with 394 cases.

Since January 1, 136,243 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 3,611 are awaiting test results.

The epidemiological bulletin also indicates that there are 116,047 cases in which the test result was negative and that the number of recovered patients increased to 277 (there were 266).

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totaling 9,747, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 3,841 cases, in the Center (2,426), Algarve (279) and Alentejo with 139 cases.

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

The DGS also records 25,041 contacts under surveillance by the health authorities (391 fewer than on Saturday).

The age group most affected by the disease remains 40 to 49 years old (2,895), followed by 50 to 59 years old (2,891), over 80 years old (2,461), 30 to 39 years old (2,324) and 60 to 69 years (2,073).

There are still 283 cases of children up to nine years old, 430 of young people aged between 10 and 19 years old and between 20 and 29 years old there are 1,711 cases.

The data also indicate that there are 1,517 cases of people aged between 70 and 79 years old.

Overall, there are 9,682 women in Portugal infected by the new coronavirus and 6,903 men.

According to the report by the Directorate-General for Health, 167 cases result from the importation of the virus from Spain, 123 from France, 75 from the United Kingdom, 45 from Switzerland, 43 from the United Arab Emirates, 31 Andorra, 29 Italy, 27 Brazil, 20 of USA, 17 from the Netherlands and Argentina, 15 from Australia, 10 from Germany, nine from Belgium, eight from Austria, six 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, Japan, 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 79% 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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