COVID 19: Portugal Update, 19 May

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Portugal today recorded a total of 1,247 deaths related to covid-19, 16 more than on Monday, and 29,432 infected, another 223, according to the epidemiological bulletin released today by the General Directorate of Health.

Compared to Monday's data, which recorded 1,231 deaths, today there was an increase of 1.3 percent in deaths.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (29,432), data from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) show that there are 223 more cases than on Monday (29,209), representing an increase of 0.8 percent.

The North region has the highest number of deaths (707), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (282), the Centre (227), the Algarve (15), the Azores (15) and the Alentejo, which records a case, advances the epidemiological situation report, with data updated until midnight on Monday, keeping the Autonomous Region of Madeira without registering deaths.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 640 fatalities are women and 607 are men.

Of the registered deaths, 838 were over 80 years old, 243 were between 70 and 79 years old, 112 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 confirmed cases indicates that 629 patients are admitted to hospitals, one more than on Monday (+ 0.6 percent), and 101 are in Intensive Care Units, minus four (-3.8 percent).

There are 21,125 people recovering at home.

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection by the new coronavirus (2,018), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,510), Porto (1,326) Matosinhos (1,242), Braga (1,173) ) and Gondomar (1,058).

Since 1 January, 298,501 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 2,349 are awaiting test results.

There are 266,720 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients rose to 6,431, one more compared to Sunday.

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totalling 16,472, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 8,490, the Centre region, with 3,644, the Algarve (356) and the Alentejo (245).

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

DGS also records 25,487 contacts under surveillance by health authorities.

Of the total infected, 17,228 are women and 12,204 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 50 to 59 years old (4,963), followed by the age group from 40 to 49 years old (4,960) and people over 80 years old (4,369 cases).

There are also 4,313 patients aged between 30 and 39 years old, 3,666 between 20 and 29 years old, 3,271 between 60 and 69 years old and 2,430 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

DGS also records 531 cases of children up to nine years old and 929 of young people aged 10 to 19 years old.

According to DGS, 41 percent of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 29 percent fever, 21 percent muscle pain, 19 percent headache, 15 percemt general weakness and 12 percent breathing difficulty. This information refers to 90 percent of confirmed cases.

The covid-19 pandemic, which originated in China, has already claimed more than 318,000 deaths and infected more than 4.8 million people worldwide.

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


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