COVID 19: Portugal Update, 17 June

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Portugal registered today one more death related to the covid-19 than on Tuesday and 336 more infected, the majority in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Region, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate- General of Health (DGS).

DGS data indicate a total of 1,523 covid-19-related deaths and 37,672 confirmed cases.

In comparison with Tuesday's data, today there was a 0.1 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 15,646 confirmed cases, 282 more than on Tuesday.

Of the total number of infected people in Portugal, 435 are hospitalized, 12 more (+ 2.8 percent) than on Tuesday. There are 69 patients in intensive care units, two more (+ 2.9 percent), and 12,134 are recovering at home.

The North region continues to record the highest number of infections (17,179). The Centro region has 3,913 confirmed cases, the Algarve rose to 413 and the Alentejo has 288 cases.

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

According to DGS data, the North region continues to be the one with the highest number of deaths (813), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (432), the Centre (246), the Algarve and the Azores (both aged 15) and Alentejo, which has two deaths. The Autonomous Region of Madeira remains unregistered.

By municipality, Lisbon has the highest number of infection cases (2,940), followed by Sintra (2,020), Vila Nova de Gaia (1,605), Loures (1,512), Porto (1,414), Amadora (1,309), Matosinhos (1,292) and Braga (1,256).

According to the DGS bulletin, of the total deaths recorded to date, 767 are women and 756 men.

By age group, the highest number of deaths is registered among people aged 80 or over (1,024), 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 recorded 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, 21,220 are women and 16,452 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 40 to 49 years old (6,350), followed by the age group between 50 and 59 years old (6,099) and people aged between 30 and 39 years old (5,911).

There are 5,322 patients between the ages of 20 and 29 and 1,385 in the age group between 10 and 19 years. The data indicate that there are 948 children up to 09 years of age with covid-19.

According to 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 1,347 people are awaiting the laboratory results and 30,289 are under surveillance by health authorities.

The daily bulletin also indicates that since 1 January, Portugal has registered 355,207 suspected cases and that 23,580 patients have been cured.

The covid-19 pandemic has already caused more than 443,000 deaths and infected more than 8.1 million people worldwide.

More than 3.7 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.


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