COVID 19: Portugal Update, 13 April

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Portugal has registered today a total of 535 deaths associated with covid-19, 31 more than on Sunday, and 16,934 infected (an increase of 349), according to the epidemiological bulletin released by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

The epidemiological situation report, with data updated until 24:00 on Sunday, indicates that the North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (303), followed by the Center (123), the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley ( 96) and the Algarve, with nine dead.

The bulletin records four deaths in the Azores.

In relation to Sunday, when 504 deaths were registered, today there was a percentage increase of 6.2% (plus 31).

According to data provided by DGS, there are 16,934 confirmed cases, plus 349, which represents an increase of 2.1% compared to Sunday.

Of the registered deaths, 348 were over 80 years old, 111 were aged between 70 and 79 years old, 53 between 60 and 69 years old, 17 between 50 and 59 years old and six deaths in the range between 40 and 49 years old years.

Of the 16,934 people infected with the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the vast majority, 16,747 (1,339 more than on Sunday), are recovering at home. 1,187 people are hospitalized (plus 10, + 0.8%), 188 (minus 40, -17.5%), of whom are in Intensive Care Units.

DGS data state that the municipality of Porto is the one with the highest number of cases of coronavirus infection (921), followed by Lisbon (905 cases), Vila Nova de Gaia (842), Matosinhos (715), Gondomar (701), Braga (647), Maia (600), Valongo (491), Ovar (416) and Sintra with 397 cases.

Since January 1, 139,184 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 3,264 are awaiting test results.

The epidemiological bulletin also indicates that there are 118,986 cases in which the test results were negative and that the number of recovered patients remains at 277.

The North region continues to record the highest number of infections, totaling 9,984, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 3,896 cases, the Central region (2,477), the Algarve (284) and the Alentejo with 140 cases.

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

DGS also records 26,989 contacts under surveillance by the health authorities (1,948 fewer than on Sunday).

The age group most affected by the disease became 50 to 59 years old (2,942), followed by the age group 40 to 49 years old (2,932), 30 to 39 years old (2,372) and 60 to 69 years old ( 2.106).

In the elderly, there are 2,535 patients over the age of 80 and 1,565 between the ages of 70 and 79.

There are still 284 cases of children up to nine years old, 435 of young people aged between 10 and 19 years old and between 20 and 29 years old there are 1,763 cases.

Globally, there are 9,909 women in Portugal infected with the new coronavirus and 7,025 men.

According to the report by the Directorate-General for Health, 168 cases result from the importation of the virus from Spain, 123 from France, 75 from the United Kingdom, 45 from Switzerland, 46 from the United Arab Emirates, 32 Andorra, 29 Italy, 27 Brazil, 20 of USA, 18 from Argentina, 17 from the Netherlands, 15 from Australia, 10 from Germany, nine from Belgium, eight from Austria and six from Canada.

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

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

According to DGS, 55% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 41% fever, 29% muscle pain, 26% headache, 23% generalized weakness and 16% breathing difficulty. This information refers to 80% 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.

The new coronavirus has already claimed more than 114,000 deaths and infected more than 1.8 million people worldwide.

Of the cases of infection, almost 400 thousand are considered cured.


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