COVID 19: Portugal Update, 18 April

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Portugal has today registered a total of 687 deaths associated with covid-19, 30 more than on Friday, and 19,685 infected (more 663), indicates the epidemiological bulletin released today by the Directorate-General for Health ( DGS).

Comparing to Friday's data, which recorded 657 deaths, today there was a 4.6% increase.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus, DGS data show that there are 663 more cases than on Friday, representing an increase of 3.5%.

The North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (393), followed by the Center (157), the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (124), the Algarve (9) of the Azores (4), says the situation report epidemiological data, with data updated until midnight on Friday.

Of the registered deaths, 451 were over 80 years old, 145 were between 70 and 79 years old, 64 between 60 and 69 years old, 19 between 50 and 59 and eight between 40 and 49 years old.

Of the total number of infected people, the vast majority are recovering at home, totaling 18,432, up 694 compared to Friday (+ 3.9%).

The data indicate that 1,253 are hospitalized, minus 31 (-2.4%) and 228 are in Intensive Care Units, plus six, which represents an increase of 2.7%.

DGS data state that the municipality of Porto is the one with the highest number of cases of coronavirus infection (1,040), followed by Lisbon (1,033 cases), Vila Nova de Gaia (1005), Matosinhos (860), Braga ( 831), Gondomar (820), Maia (744), Valongo (580), Ovar (504), Sintra (480) and Coimbra with 350 cases.

Since January 1, 162,711 suspected cases have been registered, of which 5,166 are awaiting test results.

There are 137,860 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients rose to 610, 91 more than on Friday.

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totaling 11,762, 438 more than the previous day, followed by the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with 4,438 (more 136), of the Center region, with 2,863 (more 85), from the Algarve with 306 (plus one) and from the Alentejo with 158 cases, the same number as on Friday.

The Azores recorded 104 cases of covid-19, two more than on Friday and Madeira 54, one more.

DGS also records 25,456 contacts under surveillance by the Health authorities, the same number as on Friday.

Of the total infected, 11,655 are women and 8,030 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 50 to 59 years old (3,422), followed by the age group from 40 to 49 years old (3,388), and people over 80 years old, in which there are 2,999 cases.

There are also 2,751 patients between the ages of 30 and 39, 2,407 between the ages of 60 and 69, 2,087 between the ages of 20 and 29 and 1,785 between the ages of 70 and 79.

The DGS also records 328 cases of children up to nine years old (four less than those reported on Friday) and 508 of young people aged between 10 and 19 years old.

According to the report of the Directorate-General for Health, 171 cases result from the importation of the virus from Spain, 130 from France, 82 from the United Kingdom, 46 from the United Arab Emirates, 45 from Switzerland, 32 from Andorra, 29 from Italy, 30 from Brazil , 24 from the United States, 19 from the Netherlands, 18 from Argentina, 15 from Australia and 10 from Germany, in addition to several other cases spread over dozens of other countries.

According to the bulletin, 53% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 38% fever, 27% muscle pain, 25% headache, 21% generalized weakness and 16% breathing difficulties. This information refers to 85% of confirmed cases.


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