Covid-19: Portugal Update, 17 May

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Portugal registered today a total of 1,218 deaths related to covid-19, 15 more than on Saturday, and 29,036 infected, another 226, according to the epidemiological bulletin released today by the Directorate-General for Health.

In comparison with the data on Saturday, which recorded 1,203 deaths, today there was an increase of deaths of 1.2%.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (29,036), data from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) show that there are 226 more cases than on Saturday (28,810), representing an increase of 0.8%.

The North region has the highest number of deaths (693), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (273), the Center (221), the Algarve (15), the Azores (15) and the Alentejo, which records a case, advances the report of the epidemiological situation, with updated data until 24:00 on Saturday, keeping the Autonomous Region of Madeira with no record of deaths.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 624 fatalities are women and 594 are men.

Of the registered deaths, 815 were over 80 years old, 239 were between 70 and 79 years old, 110 were between 60 and 69 years old, 40 between 50 and 59, 13 between 40 and 49 and one of the patients was between 20 and 29 years.

The clinical characterization of the confirmed cases indicates that 657 patients are admitted to hospitals, eight less than on Saturday (-1.2%), and 108 are in Intensive Care Units, minus seven (-6%).

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection by the new coronavirus (1,938), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,479), Porto (1,317) Matosinhos (1,233), Braga (1,153) ), Gondomar (1,053), Maia (909), Sintra (880) Valongo (740), Guimarães (673), Ovar (640), Coimbra (567) and Loures (612).

Since January 1, 294,009 suspected cases have been registered, of which 2,704 are awaiting the results of the tests.

There are 262,269 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients rose to 4,636, 814 more than in relation to Saturday.

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totaling 16,352, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 8,235, of the Center region, with 3,626, of the Algarve (356) and Alentejo (242).

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

DGS also records 25,640 contacts under surveillance by health authorities.

Of the total infected, 17,011 are women and 12,025 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 50 to 59 years old (4,913), followed by the age group from 40 to 49 years old (4,876) and people over 80 years old (4,347 cases).

There are still 4,224 patients aged between 30 and 39 years old, 3,591 between 20 and 29 years old, 3,234 between 60 and 69 years old and 2,417 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

The DGS also records 518 cases of children up to the age of nine and 916 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% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 29% fever, 21% muscle pain, 20% headache, 15% general weakness and 12% breathing difficulty. This information refers to 89% of confirmed cases.

The covid-19 pandemic, which originated in China, has already claimed more than 309,000 deaths and infected more than 4.5 million people worldwide.

More than 1.6 million patients were considered cured by health authorities.


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