Covid 19: Portugal Update, 18 May

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Portugal registered today a total of 1,231 deaths related to covid-19, 13 more than on Sunday, and 29,209 infected, more 173, according to the epidemiological bulletin released today by the General Directorate of Health.

Compared to Sunday's data, which recorded 1,218 deaths, today there was an increase of 1.1% in deaths.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (29,209), data from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) show that there are 173 more cases than on Sunday (29,036), representing an increase of 0.6%.

The North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (698), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (279), the Center (223), the Algarve (15), the Azores (15) and the Alentejo, which records a case, advances the epidemiological situation report, with data updated until 24:00 on Sunday, keeping the Autonomous Region of Madeira without registering deaths.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 633 fatalities are women and 598 are men.

Of the registered deaths, 824 were over 80 years old, 242 were between 70 and 79 years old, 111 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 628 patients are admitted to hospitals, 29 less than on Sunday (-4.4%), and 105 are in Intensive Care Units, minus three (-2.8%).

There are 20,920 people recovering at home.

DGS data indicate that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection by the new coronavirus (1,962), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,485), Porto (1,318) Matosinhos (1,236), Braga (1,154) ) and Gondomar (1,053).

Since January 1, 295,449 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 2,260 are awaiting test results.

There are 263,980 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients rose to 6,430, an additional 1,794 (+ 38.7%) compared to Sunday.

The North region continues to record the highest number of infections, totaling 16,396, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 8,361, the Center region, with 3,628, the Algarve (356) and the Alentejo (243).

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

DGS also records 25,360 contacts under surveillance by health authorities.

Of the total infected, 17,095 are women and 12,114 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 50 to 59 years old (4,942), followed by the age group from 40 to 49 years old (4,907) and people over 80 years old (4,351 cases).

There are also 4,263 patients aged between 30 and 39 years old, 3,627 between 20 and 29 years old, 3,250 between 60 and 69 years old and 2,419 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

The DGS also records 528 cases of children up to the age of nine and 922 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 315,000 deaths and infected more than 4.7 million people.

More than 1.7 million patients were considered cured by health authorities.


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