COVID 19: Portugal update 26 March

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60 deaths and over 3,500 infected in Portugal

Portugal has today registered 60 deaths associated with covid-19, 17 more than on Wednesday, and 3,544 cases of infection, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health

The epidemiological situation report in Portugal, with data updated until midnight on Wednesday, indicates that the North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (28), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (18 ), the Centro region (13) and the Algarve (1). In relation to Wednesday, in which there were 43 deaths, today there was an increase of 39.5%.

According to the same data, there are 3,544 confirmed cases, 549 more (an increase of 18.3%) compared to Wednesday.

Of the 60 deaths recorded, 33 were over 80 years old, 15 were aged between 70 and 79 years old, eight between 60 and 69 years old and four between 50 and 59 years old.

DGS data states that Lisbon is the city with the highest number of cases for the SARSCov2 coronavirus (284), followed by Porto with (259 cases), Vila Nova de Gaia (163), Maia (157), Ovar (119 ), Gondomar (114), Valongo (100) and Braga (98).

Since January 1, there are 22,257 suspected cases, of which 2,145 are awaiting laboratory results.

There are 16,568 cases that have not been confirmed and 43 patients who have already recovered. Under surveillance by health authorities are 14,994 cases.

Of the 3,544 people infected with the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the vast majority (3,353) are recovering at home, 191 are hospitalised (85 less than on Wednesday), 61 of whom are in Intensive Care Units, the same number as Wednesday.

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totaling 1,858, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 1,082, of the Center region, with 435 cases, of the Algarve, with 89, of the Alentejo with 20 cases.

There are also 24 people infected with covid-19 in the Azores and 15 in Madeira and 21 cases of foreigners.

The age group most affected is 40 to 49 years old (671), followed by 50 to 59 years old (637), 30 to 39 years old (578) and 60 to 60 years old (484).

There are also 43 cases of children aged up to nine years, 100 of young people aged between 10 and 19 years old and 400 of them aged between 20 and 29 years old.

The data also indicate that there are 317 cases of people aged between 70 and 79 years old and 314 over 80 years old.

According to the DGS report, 105 cases result from the virus being imported from Spain, 72 from France, 27 from the United Kingdom, 22 from Switzerland, 21 from Italy, 17 from the United Arab Emirates, 13 from Andorra, eight from Brazil, seven from Germany , four from Austria, three from India, two from the USA, two from Egypt.

Single cases werer also imported from Cuba, Denmark, Israel, Iran, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Maldives, Poland, Qatar, Czech Republic, Thailand and Venezuela

According to DGS, 63% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have headache symptoms, 53% cough, 48% fever, 37% general weakness, 31% muscle pain and 19% breathing difficulty.

The barrier of 3,500 cases was overcome the day the covid-19 pandemic mitigation phase came into effect, as determined by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), involving the entire health system, public and private.

The mitigation phase is the third and most severe response to the covid-19 disease and is activated when there is local transmission, in a closed environment, and / or community transmission.

Portugal has been in a state of emergency since 00:00 on Thursday.

The state of emergency proposed by the President runs until 11:59 pm on April 2.


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