COVID 19: Portugal Update, 2 May

in News · 02-05-2020 14:47:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal today has registered a total of 1,023 deaths associated with covid-19, 16 more than on Friday, and 25,190 infected (more 203), indicates the epidemiological bulletin released today by the General Directorate of Health.

At the daily press conference to update information on the covid-19 pandemic, the Minister of Health explained that since April 25, 422 duplicate cases have been detected, which justifies that today there are fewer cases than there were been announced on Friday.

The minister said the number of cases to be considered on Friday is 24,987.

In comparison with Friday's data, which recorded 1,007 deaths, today there was an increase of 1.6% in deaths.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (25,190), data from the General Directorate of Health (DGS) show that there are 161 fewer cases than on Friday (24,987), representing an increase of 0.8%.

The North region has the highest number of deaths (585), followed by the Center (206) and Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (205), Algarve (13), the Azores (13) and the Alentejo region in one case, the epidemiological situation report advances, with data updated until midnight on Friday, maintaining the Autonomous Region of Madeira with no record of deaths.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 520 fatalities are women and 503 are men.

Of the registered deaths, 691 were over 80 years old, 201 were between 70 and 79 years old, 89 between 60 and 69 years old, 32 between 50 and 59, and 10 between 40 and 49 years old.

The clinical characterization of the confirmed cases indicates that 855 patients are admitted to hospitals, 37 fewer than on Friday (-4.1%), and 150 are in Intensive Care Units, four less than the previous day, which represents a 2.5% decrease.

DGS data indicate that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of coronavirus infection (1,567), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,413), Porto (1,247), Matosinhos (1,149), Braga (1,086) ), Gondomar (1,012), Maia (871), Valongo (729), Sintra (604), Guimarães (613), Ovar (566) and Coimbra, with 416 cases.

Since January 1, 252,728 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 3,761 are awaiting test results

There are 223,777 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients increased to 1,671, 24 more than on Friday (1.4%).

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totaling 14,951, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 6,047, the Center region, with 3,426, the Algarve (331) and the Alentejo (218).

The Azores have 131 cases of covid-19 and Madeira has 86 confirmed cases, according to the bulletin released today.

DGS also records 27,895 contacts under surveillance by the health authorities.

Of the total infected, 14,911 are women and 10,279 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 50 to 59 years old (4,269), followed by the age group from 40 to 49 years old (4,222) and people over 80 years old (3,960 cases).

There are also 3,537 patients aged between 30 and 39 years, 2,909 between 60 and 69 years old, 2,920 between 20 and 29 years old and 2,207 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

DGS also records 411 cases of children up to the age of nine and 755 of young people aged between 10 and 19 years old.

According to the daily report of the epidemiological situation in Portugal, 171 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 the bulletin, 44% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 31% fever, 22% muscle pain, 20% headache, 16% general weakness and 13% breathing difficulty. This information refers to 87% of confirmed cases.

Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already claimed almost 239,000 deaths and infected more than 3.3 million people in 195 countries and territories.

More than a million patients were considered cured.


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