COVID 19: Portugal Update, 15 May

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Portugal today recorded a total of 1,190 deaths related to covid-19, six more than on Thursday, and 28,583 infected, another 264, according to the epidemiological bulletin released today by the General Directorate of Health.

In comparison with the data from Thursday, which recorded 1,184 deaths, today there was an increase of deaths of 0.5 percent.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (28,583), data from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) show that there are 264 more cases than on Thursday (28,319), representing an increase of 0.9 percent.

The North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (677), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (262), the Centre (221), the Algarve (14), the Azores (15) and the Alentejo, which records a case, advances the epidemiological situation report, with data updated until midnight on Thursday, maintaining the Autonomous Region of Madeira with no record of deaths.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 614 fatalities are women and 576 are men.

Of the deaths recorded, 796 were over 80 years old, 235 were between 70 and 79 years old, 105 were between 60 and 69 years old, 40 were between 50 and 59 years old, 13 were between 40 and 49 years old and one patient was between 20 and 29 years.

The clinical characterization of confirmed cases indicates that 673 patients are admitted to hospitals, seven fewer than on Thursday (-1 percent), and 112 are in Intensive Care Units, plus four (+ 3.7 percent).

23.392 people are recovering at home.

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection by the new coronavirus (1,871), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,463), Porto (1,312) Matosinhos (1,229), Braga (1,153) ), Gondomar (1,052), Maia (909), Sintra (842) Valongo (738), Guimarães (668), Ovar (640), Coimbra (565) and Loures (591).

Since 1 January, 289,309 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 2,722 are awaiting test results.

There are 258,004 cases in which the results of the tests were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients rose to 3,328, 130 more than on Thursday.

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totaling 16,214, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 7,951, the Center region, with 3,598, the Algarve (355) and the Alentejo (240).

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

DGS also records 25,792 surveillance contacts by health authorities.

Of the total infected, 16,746 are women and 11,837 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 50 to 59 years old (4,824), followed by the age group from 40 to 49 years old (4,796) and people over 80 years old (4,308 cases).

There are also 4,157 patients aged between 30 and 39 years, 3,509 between 20 and 29 years old, 3,195 between 60 and 69 years old and 2,402 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

The DGS also records 499 cases of children up to nine years old and 893 of young people aged between 10 and 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, 41 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, which originated in China, has already claimed more than 302,000 deaths and infected more than 4.4 million people worldwide.

More than 1.5 million patients were considered cured by health authorities.


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