COVID 19: Portugal Update, 20 May

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Portugal registered today a total of 1,263 deaths related to covid-19, 16 more than on Tuesday, and 29,660 infected, another 228, according to the epidemiological bulletin released today by the Directorate-General for Health.

In comparison with Tuesday's data, which recorded 1,247 deaths, today there was an increase of 1.3% in deaths.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (29,660), data from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) show that there are 228 more cases than on Tuesday (29,432), representing an increase of 0.8% .

The North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (713), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (289), the Center (230), the Algarve (15), the Azores (15) and the Alentejo, which registers a death, advances the epidemiological situation report, with data updated until 24:00 on Tuesday, keeping the Autonomous Region of Madeira without registering deaths.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 646 fatalities are women and 617 are men.

Of the registered deaths, 850 were over 80 years old, 246 were between 70 and 79 years old, 113 were between 60 and 69 years old, 40 between 50 and 59, 13 between 40 and 49 and one patient was between 20 and 29 years.

The clinical characterization of confirmed cases indicates that 609 patients are admitted to hospitals, 20 fewer than on Tuesday (-3.2%), and 93 are in Intensive Care Units, minus eight (-8.6%).

There are 21,336 people recovering at home.

DGS data indicate that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection with the new coronavirus (2,046), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,521), Porto (1,334) Matosinhos (1,245), Braga (1,196) ) and Gondomar (1,065).

Since January 1, 301,225 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 2,405 are awaiting test results.

There are 269,160 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients rose to 6,452.

The North region continues to record the highest number of infections, totaling 16,488, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 8,688, the Center region, with 3,655, the Algarve (356) and Alentejo (248).

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

DGS also records 25,281 contacts under surveillance by health authorities.

Of the total infected, 17,327 are women and 12,333 are men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 40 to 49 years old (5,005), followed by the age group from 50 to 59 years old (4,999) and people over 80 years old (4,374 cases).

There are also 4,364 patients aged between 30 and 39 years old, 3,707 between 20 and 29 years old, 3,295 between 60 and 69 years old and 2,436 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

DGS also records 535 cases of children up to the age of nine and 943 of young people aged between 10 and 19 years old.

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

The new coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 323,370 people and has infected more than 4.9 million worldwide since December, according to an AFP agency balance sheet at 11:00 today, based on official data.

According to data collected by the French news agency, at least 323,370 people have died and more than 4,910,110 have been infected in 196 countries and territories since the epidemic began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan.


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