COVID 19: Portugal Update, 16 June

in News · 16-06-2020 14:39:00 · 3 Comments

Portugal recorded today a total of 1,522 deaths related to covid-19, two more than on Monday, and 37,336 infected, another 300, according to the latest epidemiological bulletin released by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

In comparison with Monday's data, which recorded 1,520 deaths, today there was an increase of 0.1 percent. Infection cases rose 0.8 percent.

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, where the largest number of outbreaks has been recorded, the covid-19 pandemic reached 15,364 confirmed cases, 236 more than the 15,128 recorded on Monday.

Of the total number of infected people in Portugal, 423 are hospitalized, eight less (-1.9 percent) than on Monday. There are 71 patients in intensive care units, minus two (-2.7 percent) and 12,179 are recovering at home.

The North region continues to record the highest number of infections (17,141). The Central region has 3,904 confirmed cases, the Algarve rose to 407 and the Alentejo maintains 287 cases.

The Azores and Madeira remain unchanged, with 143 and 90 confirmed cases, respectively.

By county, Lisbon has the highest number of infection cases (2,922), followed by Sintra (1,983), Vila Nova de Gaia (1,600), Loures (1,492), Porto (1,414), Matosinhos (1,292), Amadora (1,290) and Braga (1,256).

According to the DGS bulletin, of the total deaths recorded to date, 766 are women and 756 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 (293).

Among the population aged between 60 and 69 years, there are 137 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.

The information released by the DGS indicates that, of the total cases of infection, 21,057 are women and 16,279 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 40 to 49 years old (6,284), followed by the age group between 50 and 59 years old (6,034) and people aged between 30 and 39 years old (5,854).

There are 5,260 patients between the ages of 20 and 29 and 1,368 in the age group between 10 and 19 years. The data indicate that there are 938 children up to 09 years of age with covid-19.

According to information from the DGS, 38 percent of patients had a cough, 29 percent fever, 21 percent muscle pain, 20 percent headache, 15 percent general weakness and 11 percent breathing difficulty.

A total of 1,316 people are waiting for the laboratory result and 30,810 are under surveillance by health authorities.

The daily bulletin also indicates that since 1 January, Portugal has registered 353,178 suspected cases and that 23,212 patients have been cured.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 436,000 deaths and infected more than eight million people worldwide.

More than 3.6 million cases have been considered cured by health authorities.

Covid-19 is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.


Can someone please explain to me, how it is possible that these so many infected people, but me and my friends and family, we don't know anyone who is infected with that "virus"

By Bakamus from Algarve on 18-06-2020 11:36

Why are there no longer reports of deaths per region? The last one has Algarve at 15 fatalities. Has this figure risen since the invasion of people from the much more infectious areas of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley and what will happen after the mayor of Albufeira welcomes plane loads of covidiots from a country with nearly 42.000 deaths to date?

By Ian from Algarve on 17-06-2020 10:55

Im hoping to get updated news regularly.

By Joshua Lutherford A. Cloma from Lisbon on 16-06-2020 07:21
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