COVID 19: Portugal Update 21 April

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Portugal today registered a total of 762 deaths associated with covid-19, 27 more than on Monday, and 21,379 infected (more 516), indicates the epidemiological bulletin released today by the Directorate-General for Health ( DGS).

Comparing with Monday's data, which recorded 735 deaths, today there was a 2.5% increase.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus, DGS data show that there are 516 more cases than on Monday, representing an increase of 3.7%.

The North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (441), followed by the Center (171), the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (133), the Algarve (11) and the Azores (6), says the report of the epidemiological situation, with data updated until midnight on Monday.

Of the deaths recorded, 507 were over 80 years old, 159 were aged between 70 and 79 years old, 67 between 60 and 69 years old, 20 between 50 and 59 and nine between 40 and 49 years old.

Of the total number of infected people, the vast majority are recovering at home, totaling 20,207, 552 more than on Monday (+ 2.8%).

The data indicate that 1,172 are hospitalized, 36 less than on Monday (- 3%), and 213 are in Intensive Care Units, minus two, which represents a decrease of 0.9%.

DGS data indicate that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection by the coronavirus (1,145), followed by Porto (1,071), Vila Nova de Gaia (1,066), Matosinhos (884), Braga (902 ), Gondomar (853), Maia (742), Valongo (594), Ovar (516), Sintra (506) and Coimbra with 360 cases.

Since January 1, 202,769 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 4,416 are awaiting test results.

There are 176,381 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients increased to 917 (there were 610).

The North region continues to record the highest number of infections, totaling 12,806, 263 more than the previous day, followed by the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with 4,896 (more 187), of the Center region, with 2,999 (more 47), from the Algarve with 313 (two more) and from the Alentejo with 173 cases, 12 more than on Monday.

The Azores register the same 107 cases of covid-19 and Madeira 85 (plus five).

DGS also records 30,646 surveillance contacts by health authorities, 159 fewer than on Monday.

Of the total infected, 12,630 are women and 8,749 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 50 to 59 years old (3,670), followed by the age group from 40 to 49 years old (3,620) and people over 80 years old, in which there are 3,319 cases.

There are also 2,984 patients aged between 30 and 39 years old, 2,557 between 60 and 69 years old, 2,378 between 20 and 29 years old and 1,905 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

The DGS also records 359 cases of children up to nine years old and 587 of young people aged between 10 and 19 years old.

According to the report by the Directorate-General for Health, 171 cases result from the importation of the virus from Spain, 130 from France, 82 from the United Kingdom. There are still hundreds of cases imported from dozens of other countries.

According to the bulletin, 52% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 37% fever, 27% muscle pain, 25% headache, 20% general weakness and 15% breathing difficulty. This information refers to 82% of confirmed cases.

The new coronavirus, responsible for the covid-19 pandemic, has already infected nearly 2.5 million people worldwide and killed more than 170,000. More than 558,000 patients were considered cured by health officials.


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