COVID 19: Portugal Update, 20 April

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Portugal today registered a total of 735 deaths associated with covid-19, 21 more than on Sunday, and 20,863 infected (more 657), indicates the epidemiological bulletin released today by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) .

Comparing with Sunday's data, which recorded 714 deaths, today there was a 2.9 percent increase.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus, DGS data show that there are 657 more cases than on Sunday, representing an increase of 3.3 percent.

The North region has the highest number of deaths (424), followed by the Centre (164), the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (130), the Algarve (11) and the Azores (6), says the report of the epidemiological situation, with data updated until midnight on Sunday.

Of the deaths recorded, 487 were over 80 years old, 155 were aged between 70 and 79 years old, 65 between 60 and 69 years old, 20 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, totalling 19,655, more 692 compared to Sunday (3.6 percent).

The data indicate that 1,208 are hospitalized, 35 less than on Saturday (-2.8 percent), and 215 are in Intensive Care Units, minus nine, which represents a decrease of 4 percent.

DGS data state that the municipality of Porto is the one with the highest number of cases of coronavirus infection (1,068), followed by Lisbon and Vila Nova de Gaia, with 1,060 cases each, Matosinhos (876), Braga (856) , Gondomar (837), Maia (744), Valongo (592), Ovar (511), Sintra (502) and Coimbra with 360 cases.

Since 1 January, 198,353 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 4,739 are awaiting test results

There are 172,751 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients remains today at 610.

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totalling 12,543, 395 more than the previous day, followed by the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with 4,709 (more 209), of the Centre region, with 2,952 (more 89), from the Algarve with 311 (one more) and from the Alentejo with 161 cases, three more than on Sunday.

The Azores recorded 107 cases of covid-19, one more than on Sunday, and Madeira 80, another 19.

DGS also records 30,805 contacts under surveillance by the health authorities, 2,858 more than on Sunday.

Of the total infected, 12,336 are women and 8,527 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 40 to 49 years old (3,598), followed by the age group from 50 to 59 years old (3,582), and from people over 80 years old, in which there are 3,131 cases.

There are also 2,931 patients aged between 30 and 39 years, 2,503 aged between 60 and 69 years old, 2,300 aged between 20 and 29 years old and 1,877 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

The DGS also records 359 cases of children up to nine years of age and 581 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, 52 percent of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 38 percent fever, 27 percent muscle pain, 24 percent headache, 20 percent generalized weakness and 16 percent breathing difficulty. This information refers to 83 percent of confirmed cases.

The new coronavirus, responsible for the covid-19 pandemic, has already infected nearly 2.5 million people worldwide and killed at least 165,216 people. At least 537,700 patients were considered cured by health authorities.


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