COVID 19: Portugal Update, 15 April

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Portugal has today registered a total of 599 deaths associated with covid-19, 32 more than on Tuesday, and 18,091 infected (an increase of 643), indicates the epidemiological bulletin released by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

The epidemiological situation report, with data updated until 24:00 on Tuesday, indicates that the North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (339), followed by the Centre (136), the region of Lisbon and Vale Tejo (111) and the Algarve, with nine dead.

The bulletin records four deaths in the Azores.

In relation to Tuesday, when 567 deaths were registered, today there was a percentage increase of 5.6% (plus 32).

According to data provided by the DGS, there are 18,091 confirmed cases, plus 643, which represents an increase of 3.7% compared to Tuesday.

Of the registered deaths, 391 were over 80 years old, 125 were aged between 70 and 79 years old, 58 between 60 and 69 years old, 18 between 50 and 59 years old and seven deaths in the range between 40 and 49 years old years.

Regarding the 18,091 people infected by the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the vast majority - 16,891 (plus 670, + 4.1%) - are recovering at home. 1,200 people are hospitalized (minus 27, -2.2%), 208 (minus 10, -4.6%), of whom in Intensive Care Units.

DGS data indicate that the municipality of Porto is the one with the highest number of cases of coronavirus infection (980), followed by Lisbon (962 cases), Vila Nova de Gaia (923), Matosinhos (798), Gondomar ( 738), Braga (692), Maia (672), Valongo (529), Ovar (455) and Sintra with 421 cases.

Since January 1, 150,804 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 4,060 are awaiting test results.

The epidemiological bulletin also indicates that there are 128,653 cases in which the test result was negative and that the number of recovered patients rose to 383 (there were 347).

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totaling 10,751, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 4,102 cases, of the Central region (2,629), the Algarve (295) and the Alentejo with 155 cases.

There are still 100 people infected with the covid-19 virus in the Azores and 59 in Madeira.

DGS also records 26,144 contacts under surveillance by the Health authorities (2,879 more than on Tuesday).

The age group most affected by the disease was 50 to 59 years old (3,133), followed by the 40 to 49 age group (3,124), 30 to 39 years old (2,506) and 60 to 69 years old ( 2,242).

In the elderly, there are 2,741 patients over the age of 80 and 1,673 between the ages of 70 and 79.

There are also 304 cases of children up to nine years old, 470 of young people aged between 10 and 19 years old and between 20 and 29 years old there are 1,898 cases.

Overall, in Portugal there are 10,670 women infected with the new coronavirus and 7,421 men.

According to the report by the Directorate-General for Health, 170 cases result from the importation of the virus from Spain, 125 from France, 81 from the United Kingdom, 45 from Switzerland, 46 from the United Arab Emirates, 32 Andorra, 29 Italy, 27 Brazil, 22 of USA, 18 from Argentina, 19 from the Netherlands, 15 from Australia and 10 from Germany, in addition to several other cases spread over dozens of other countries.

According to DGS, 54% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 40% fever, 28% muscle pain, 25% headache, 23% general weakness and 16% breathing difficulty. This information refers to 82% 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 nearly 127,000 deaths and infected more than two million people worldwide.

At least 428,100 patients were considered cured by health authorities.


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