COVID 19: Portugal Update, 24 Update

in News · 24-04-2020 14:13:00 · 1 Comments

Portugal has today registered a total of 854 deaths associated with covid-19, 34 more than on Thursday, and 22,797 infected (more 444), indicates the epidemiological bulletin released today by the Directorate-General for Health ( DGS).

Comparing with Thursday's data, which recorded 820 deaths, today there was a percentage increase of 4.1%.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus, DGS data show that there are 444 more cases than on Thursday, representing an increase of 2%.

The North region has the highest number of deaths (491), followed by the Central region (183), Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (160), the Algarve (11), the Azores (8) and the Alentejo, which registers one dead, the epidemiological situation report says, with data updated until midnight on Thursday.

Of the registered deaths, 574 were over 80 years old, 174 were aged between 70 and 79 years old, 75 between 60 and 69 years old, 22 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 19,647 (plus 410).

The data indicate that 1,068 are hospitalized, 27 less than on Tuesday (- 2.5%), and 188 are in Intensive Care Units, minus 16, which represents a decrease of 7.9%.

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of coronavirus infection (1,271), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,163), Porto (1,103), Braga (950), Matosinhos (934 ), Gondomar (894), Maia (763), Valongo (655), Ovar (534), Sintra (515) and Coimbra, with 368 cases.

Since January 1, 227,393 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 4,377 are awaiting test results.

There are 200,219 cases in which the results of the tests were negative, says the DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients increased to 1,228 (there were 1,201).

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totaling 13,707, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 5,277, the Center region, with 3,116, the Algarve (320) and the Alentejo (183).

The Azores recorded 109 cases of covid-19 and Madeira 85.

DGS also records 29,621 contacts under surveillance by the health authorities.

Of the total infected, 13,438 are women and 9,359 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 50 to 59 years old (3,880), followed by the age group from 40 to 49 years old (3,830) and people over 80 years old (3,489 cases).

There are still 3,189 patients aged between 30 and 39 years old, 2,723 between 60 and 69 years old, 2,608 between 20 and 29 years old and 2,047 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

The DGS also records 360 cases of children up to nine years old and 671 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, 87 from the United Kingdom. There are still hundreds of cases imported from dozens of other countries.

According to the bulletin, 50% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 36% fever, 26% muscle pain, 24% headache, 20% generalized weakness and 14% breathing difficulty. This information refers to 80% of confirmed cases.

The new coronavirus, responsible for the covid-19 pandemic, has already caused about 200 thousand deaths worldwide and infected more than 2.7 million people. More than 720,000 patients were considered cured by health authorities.


excuse me but you might wish to abstain from suggesting in any shape or form that the virus is being imported from abroad. there is sufficient fear and sufficient xenophobia afoot as it is, worldwide, don t you think? this does not really help nor does it add anything to the information which we have regarding recommendations and future activity or not?

By reine ramon from Porto on 24-04-2020 05:00
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