COVID 19: Portugal Update, 13 May

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Portugal today recorded a total of 1,175 deaths related to covid-19, 12 more than on Tuesday, and 28,132 infected, another 219, according to the epidemiological bulletin released today by the General Directorate of Health.

In comparison with Tuesday's data, which recorded 1,163 deaths, today there was an increase in deaths of 1.03 percent.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (28,132), data from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) show that there are 219 more cases than on Tuesday (27,913), representing an increase of 0.8 percent.

The North region has the highest number of deaths (667), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (257), the Centre (221), the Algarve (14), the Azores (15) and Alentejo, which records a case, advances the report of the epidemiological situation, with updated data until 24:00 on Tuesday, keeping the Autonomous Region of Madeira without registering deaths.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 602 fatalities are women and 573 are men.

Of the registered deaths, 788 were over 80 years old, 232 were between 70 and 79 years old, 104 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 692 patients are admitted to hospitals, 17 fewer than on Tuesday (-2.4 percent), and 103 are in Intensive Care Units, minus 10.

23,083 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 (1,811), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,461), Porto (1,306) Matosinhos (1,217), Braga (1,153) ), Gondomar (1,050), Maia (909), Sintra (790) Valongo (737), Guimarães (666), Ovar (636), Coimbra (561) and Loures (559).

Since 1 January, 282,961 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 2,686 are awaiting test results.

There are 252,143 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients rose to 3,182, 169 more than on Tuesday, an increase of 5.3 percent.

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totalling 16,112, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 7,647, the Centre region, with 3,559, the Algarve (351) 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, 16,524 are women and 11,608 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 50 to 59 years old (4,746), followed by the age group from 40 to 49 years old (4,728) and people over 80 years old (4,270 cases).

There are still 4,072 patients aged between 30 and 39 years old, 3,411 between 20 and 29 years old, 3,167 between 60 and 69 years old and 2,382 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

DGS also records 484 cases of children up to nine years of age and 872 of young people aged 10 to 19 years.

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 generalised weakness and 12 percent breathing difficulty. This information refers to 89 percent of confirmed cases.

Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already killed more than 290,000 people and infected more than 4.2 million people in 195 countries and territories.

More than 1.4 million patients were considered cured.


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