COVID 19: Portugal Update, 25 June

in News · 25-06-2020 14:54:00 · 1 Comments

Portugal today registers six more deaths related to the covid-19 than on Wednesday and 311 more infected, most in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate- General of Health (DGS).

DGS data indicate 1,549 covid-19-related deaths and 40,415 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

In comparison with Wednesday's data, today there was a 0.4 percent increase in deaths. Infection cases rose 0.8 percent.

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, where the largest number of outbreaks has been recorded, the covid-19 pandemic reached 17,767 confirmed cases, 240 more than on Wednesday, which corresponds to 77% of new contagions.

The region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley has the highest number of infections (17,767) and the second with the highest number of deaths (453).

The North records 17,372 infections and 815 deaths, the Centre 4,055 confirmed cases and 248 deaths, the Algarve 15 deaths and 574 infected people and the Alentejo records three deaths and 409 people with covid-19.

The Azores have 146 cases of infection with the new coronavirus SARA-Cov-2 and 15 deaths, while Madeira has 92 infected people and remains without any registered deaths.

Of the total number of infected people in Portugal, 436 are hospitalised, seven more than on Wednesday (+ 1.6 percent). The number of patients admitted to intensive care units dropped to 67 (minus six, -8.2 percent).

In the distribution of cases infected by municipalities, Lisbon has the highest number of cases (3,277), followed by Sintra (2,425), Loures (1,720), Vila Nova de Gaia (1,629), Amadora (1,546), Porto (1,414), Matosinhos (1,292), Braga (1,256), Odivelas (1039) and Maia (950).

Data from the DGS report indicate that, of the total deaths recorded to date, 779 are women and 770 men.

By age group, the highest number of deaths is registered among people aged 80 or over (1,037), followed by the age group between 70 and 79 (299). Among the population aged between 60 and 69 years, there are 142 deaths.

DGS data also recorded 49 deaths in the age group between 50 and 59 years old, 18 between 40 and 49 years old, two 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 22,707 are women and 17,708 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is 40 to 49 years old (6,769), followed by those between 50 and 59 years old (6,423) and people aged between 30 and 39 years old (6,390).

In the youngest age groups, between 20 and 29 years old, there are 5,845 cases and, between 10 and 19 years old, 1,598.

In children up to nine years old there are 1,116 cases, according to data from the Directorate-General for Health.

According to DGS, 37 percent of patients had a cough, 28 percent fever, 21 percent muscle pain, 20 percent headache, 15 percent general weakness and 10 percent breathing difficulty.

A total of 1,524 people are awaiting laboratory test results and 31,113 are under surveillance by health authorities.

Since 1 January, Portugal has registered 371,024 suspected cases, the report said, adding that there are 26,382 people recovered, 299 more than on Wednesday.

The covid-19 pandemic has already killed more than 482,000 people and infected 9.4 million worldwide.

More than 4.6 million cases have been considered cured by health authorities.

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 region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley has the highest number of infections (17,767) and the second with the highest number of deaths (453). WHY in that region, did the deceased have other underlying illnesses ?

By Mr John from Algarve on 25-06-2020 04:41
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