COVID 19: Portugal Update, 15 June

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Portugal registered today a total of 1,520 deaths related to covid-19, three more than on Sunday, and 37,036 infected, plus 346, according to the latest epidemiological bulletin released by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

Compared to Sunday's data, which recorded 1,517 deaths, today there has been a 0.2 percent increase in deaths. Infection cases rose 0.9 percent.

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, where the largest number of outbreaks has been recorded, the covid-19 pandemic reached 15,128 confirmed cases, 300 more than the 14,828 recorded on Sunday.

In turn, the North region continues to record the highest number of infections, 17,097.

The Central region has 3,892 confirmed cases, followed by the Algarve (399) and Alentejo (287).

The Azores and Madeira remain unchanged, with 143 and 90 confirmed cases, respectively, with the last autonomous region not registering deaths related to the new coronavirus.

By county, Lisbon has the highest number of infection cases (2,880), followed by Sintra (1,934), Vila Nova de Gaia (1,600), Loures (1,447), Porto (1,414), Matosinhos (1,292), Braga (1,256) and Amadora (1,253).

According to the document, 765 deaths are women and 755 men.

By age group, the highest number of deaths is registered among people aged 80 or over (1,023), followed by the age group between 70 and 79 (292).

Among the population aged between 60 and 69 years, there are 136 deaths.

DGS data also revealed 49 deaths in the age group between 50 and 59 years old, 17 between 40 and 49 years old, one between 30 and 39 years old and two between 20 and 29 years old.

Of the total confirmed cases of infection, 20,902 are women and 16,134 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is 40 to 49 years old (6,214), followed by those between 50 and 59 years old (5,995) and people aged between 30 and 39 years old (5,804).

Among the confirmed cases of infection, 431 are hospitalized, twelve more than on Sunday, and 73 in intensive care units, maintaining the number the previous day.

DGS also pointed out that, considering 91 percent of the total confirmed cases, 38 percent had cough, 29 percent fever, 21 percent muscle pain, 20 percent headache, 15 percent general weakness and 11 percent breathing difficulty.

A total of 1,241 people are awaiting the laboratory results and are under surveillance by the health authorities 30,703.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 433,000 deaths and infected more than 7.9 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.

After Europe succeeded China as the centre of the pandemic in February, the American continent is now the one with the most confirmed cases and the most deaths.


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