COVID 19: Portugal Update, 12 May

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Portugal registers today a total of 1,163 deaths related to covid-19, 19 more than on Monday, and 27,913 infected, 234 more, according to the epidemiological bulletin released today by the General Directorate of Health.

In comparison with Monday's data, which recorded 1,144 deaths, today there was an increase of 1.7 percent of deaths.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (27,913), data from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) show that there are 234 more cases than on Monday (27,679), representing an increase of 0.8 percent.

The North region has the highest number of deaths (660), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (254), the Centre (219), the Algarve (14), the Azores (15) and Alentejo, which records a case, advances the epidemiological situation report, with data updated until midnight on Monday, keeping the Autonomous Region of Madeira without registering deaths.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 594 fatalities are women and 569 are men.

Of the deaths recorded, 780 were over 80 years old, 231 were between 70 and 79 years old, 101 were between 60 and 69 years old, 38 between 50 and 59 years old, 12 between 40 and 49 and one of the patients was between 20 and 29 years.

The clinical characterization of confirmed cases indicates that 709 patients are admitted to hospitals, 96 fewer than on Monday (-11.9 percent), and 113 are in Intensive Care Units (plus one, + 0.9 percent).

23,028 people are recovering at home.

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection with the new coronavirus (1,791), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,458), Porto (1,304), Matosinhos (1,216), Braga ( 1,153), Gondomar (1,050), Maia (909), Sintra (790) Valongo (737), Guimarães (663), Ovar (635), Coimbra (561) and Loures (536).

Since 1 January, there have been 279,933 suspected cases, of which 2,719 are awaiting test results.

There are 249,301 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients rose to 3,013 (there were 2,549).

The North region continues to record the highest number of infections, totalling 16,053, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 7,494, the Centre region, with 3,553, the Algarve (350) and the Alentejo (238).

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

DGS also records 27,054 contacts under surveillance by health authorities.

Of the total infected, 16,416 are women and 11,497 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is 50 to 59 years old (4,710), followed by 40 to 49 years old (4,693) and people over 80 years old (4,245 cases).

There are also 4,027 patients aged between 30 and 39 years old, 3,372 between 20 and 29 years old, 3,159 between 60 and 69 years old and 2,365 between 70 and 79 years old.

The DGS also records 478 cases of children up to 9 years old and 864 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 286,000 deaths and infected more than 4.1 million people worldwide.

More than 1.4 million patients were considered cured by health authorities.


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