COVID 19: Portugal Update, 22 June

in News · 22-06-2020 15:23:00 · 1 Comments

Portugal today registers four more deaths related to the covid-19 than on Sunday and 259 more infected, most in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Region, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General of (DGS).

DGS data indicate 1,534 covid-19-related deaths and 39,392 confirmed cases in Portugal since the beginning of the pandemic.

Compared to Sunday's data, today there was a 0.3 percent increase in deaths. Infection cases rose 0.7 percent.

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, where the greatest number of outbreaks has been recorded, the covid-19 pandemic reached 16,926 confirmed cases, 164 more than on Sunday, which corresponds to 63 percent of new infections.

Of the total number of infected people in Portugal, 424 are hospitalised, 17 more than on Sunday (+ 4.2 percent). There are 72 patients in intensive care units (three more).

In the distribution of cases infected by municipalities, Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases (3,150), followed by Sintra (2,272), Loures (1,654), Vila Nova de Gaia (1,611), Amadora (1,436), Porto (1,414) ), Matosinhos (1,292), Braga (1,256), Maia (950) and Odivelas (920).

The North region continues to record the highest number of infections (17,320) and deaths (814).

The region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley registers 16,926 infections and 440 deaths, the Centre region 248 deaths and 4,005 confirmed cases, the Algarve 15 deaths and 529 infected people and the Alentejo two dead and 376 people with covid-19.

The Azores have 144 cases of infection with the new coronavirus SARA-Cov-2 and 15 deaths, while Madeira has 92 people infected and no deaths registered.

Data from the DGS report indicate that, of the total deaths recorded to date, 771 are women and 763 men.

By age group, the highest number of deaths is registered among people aged 80 or over (1,031), followed by the age group between 70 and 79 (296). Among the population aged between 60 and 69 years, there are 138 deaths.

DGS data also recorded 49 deaths in the age group between 50 and 59 years old, 17 between 40 and 49 years old, one between 30 and 39 years old and two between 20 and 29 years old.

Regarding the total number of infection cases, the data show that 22,173 are women and 17,219 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 40 to 49 years old (6,597), followed by the age group between 50 and 59 years old (6,608) and people aged between 30 and 39 years old (6,200).

In the youngest age groups, between 20 and 29 years old, there are 5,657 cases and, between 10 and 19 years old, 1,522.

In children up to nine years old there are 1,052 cases, according to data from the Directorate-General for Health.

According to DGS, 38 percent of patients had cough, 28 percent fever, 21 percent muscle pain, 20 percent headache, 15 percent general weakness and 11 percent breathing difficulty.

A total of 1,782 people are awaiting laboratory test results and 30,956 are under surveillance by health authorities.

Since 1 January, Portugal has registered 364,305 suspicious cases, the report said, adding that there are 25,548 people recovered, 172 more than on Sunday.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 468,000 deaths and infected more than 8.9 million people worldwide.

More than 4.2 million cases have been considered cured by health officials.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.

After Europe succeeded China as the center of the pandemic in February, the American continent is now the one with the most confirmed cases and the most deaths.


The government is going to kill more folks by opening up the country to overseas tourists bringing in more virus. Can't they see what happening in Germany Korea china etc with new cases rising dramatically daily. It appears money is more important than lives

By KARL BLORE from Algarve on 22-06-2020 11:50
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