COVID 19: Portugal Update, 2 April

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Number of deaths in Portugal due to coronavirus rises to 209 deaths today with more than 9,000 now infected

Portugal has today recorded 209 deaths associated with covid-19, 22 more than on Wednesday, and 9,034 infected (an increase of 783), according to the epidemiological bulletin released by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) .

On the day that marks a month since the first case of the disease was detected in Portugal, the epidemiological situation report, with updated data until 24:00 on Wednesday, indicates that the North region is the one with the highest number deaths (107), followed by the Centro region (55), the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region (44) and the Algarve, which today registers three deaths.

Compared to Wednesday, when 187 deaths were registered, today there was an increase of 11.8% (plus 22).

According to DGS data, there are 9,034 confirmed cases, plus 783, an increase of 9.5% compared to Wednesday.

Of the 209 deaths recorded, 136 were over 80 years old, 45 were aged between 70 and 79 years old, 18 between 60 and 69 years old, eight between 50 and 59 years old and two deaths between 40 and 49 years old.

Of the 9,034 people infected with the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the vast majority (7,992) are recovering at home, 1,042 (plus 316, + 43.5%) are hospitalised, 240 (plus 10, +4.3 %) of which are in Intensive Care Units.

DGS data, which refers to 79% of confirmed cases, states that Lisbon is the municipality with the highest number of SARSCov2 coronavirus infections (594), followed by Porto (556 cases), Vila Nova de Gaia ( 418), Gondomar (373), Maia (361), Matosinhos (347), Braga (280), Valongo (275), Sintra (224) and Ovar (209).

Since January 1, 66,895 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 4,958 are awaiting lab results.

The epidemiological bulletin also indicates that there are 52,903 cases in which the test result was negative and that 68 patients (previously 43) have recovered.

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totaling 5,338, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 2,207 cases, the Center (1,161), the Algarve (164) and the Alentejo region, which today has 59 cases .

There are also 57 people infected with covid-19 in the Azores and 48 in Madeira.

DGS also records 21,798 contacts under surveillance by the authorities (another 1,523).

The age group most affected is 40 to 49 years old (1,651), followed by 50 to 59 years old (1,630), 30 to 39 years old (1,328) and 60 to 69 years old (1,227).

There are also 115 cases of children aged up to nine years old, 219 of young people aged between 10 and 19 years old and 896 aged between 20 and 29 years old.

The data also indicate that there are 892 cases of people aged between 70 and 79 years old and 1,076 over 80 years old.

According to the DGS report, 147 cases result from the importation of the virus from Spain, 106 from France, 54 from the United Kingdom, 40 from the United Arab Emirates, 34 from Switzerland, 29 from Italy, 18 from Andorra, 14 from Australia, 13 from the Countries Netherlands, 13 from Brazil, 11 from the USA, 10 from Argentina, nine from Belgium, seven from Germany, five from Canada, four from Austria and four from Cape Verde.

The bulletin also reports on three cases imported from India, three from Israel, two cases from Egypt, two from Ireland, two from Jamaica and two from Thailand.

A case was also imported from Austria / Germany, Chile, Cuba, Denmark, Indonesia, Iran, Luxembourg, Malta, Maldives, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Czech Republic, Sweden, Ukraine and Venezuela.

According to DGS, 60% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 49% fever, 33% muscle pain, 28% headache, 25% general weakness and 19% breathing difficulty. This information refers to 78% of cases.

Covid-19, caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, is an acute respiratory infection that can trigger pneumonia.

Portugal, where the first case was confirmed on March 2nd and saw the state of emergency renewed until April 17th today, is already in the third and most serious phase of response to the disease (Mitigation Phase), activated when there is local transmission, indoors, and / or community transmission.


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