COVID 19: Portugal Update, 27 April

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Portugal has today registered a total of 928 deaths associated with covid-19, 25 more than on Sunday, and 24,027 infected (163 more), indicates the epidemiological bulletin released today by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

Comparing with Sunday's data, which recorded 903 deaths, today there was a 2.8% increase in deaths.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (24,027), DGS data show that there are 163 more cases than on Sunday, representing an increase of 0.7%.

The North region has the highest number of deaths (536), followed by the Central region (191), Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (179), the Algarve (12), the Azores (9) and the Alentejo that registers in one case, the report on the epidemiological situation advances, with data updated until midnight on Sunday.

Of the deaths recorded, 628 were over 80, 184 were between 70 and 79, 80 between 60 and 69, 26 between 50 and 59, and ten between 40 and 49.

Of the total number of infected people, the vast majority are recovering at home, totaling 20,747 (plus 120).

The data indicate that 995 are hospitalized, 10 less than on Sunday (-1%), and 176 are in Intensive Care Units, minus six, which represents a decrease of 3.3%.

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of coronavirus infection (1,413), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,263), Porto (1,211), Braga (1,019), Matosinhos (1,017) ), Gondomar (966), Maia (826), Valongo (700), Ovar (564), Sintra (562), Guimarães (507) and Coimbra, with 401 cases.

Since January 1, 237,571 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 5,091 are awaiting test results.

There are 208,453 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients increased to 1,357 (there were 1,329).

The North region continues to record the highest number of infections, totaling 14,496, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 5,556, the Center region, with 3,252, the Algarve (328) and the Alentejo (189).

The Azores register 120 cases of covid-19 and Madeira 86.

DGS also records 30,703 contacts under surveillance by the health authorities.

Of the total infected, 14,222 are women and 9,805 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is 50 to 59 years old (4,069), followed by 40 to 49 years old (4,036) and people over 80 years old (3,748 cases).

There are also 3,352 patients aged between 30 and 39 years old, 2,842 between 60 and 69 years old, 2,737 between 20 and 29 years old and 2,140 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

The DGS also records 385 cases of children up to nine years old and 718 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, 137 from France, 88 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 coughing symptoms, 36% fever, 26% muscle pain, 23% headache, 19% general weakness and 15% breathing difficulty. This information refers to 83% of confirmed cases.

The covid-19 pandemic has already infected nearly three million people worldwide and caused more than 206,000 deaths.

Nearly 810,000 patients were considered cured by health officials.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in the Chinese city of Wuhan.


Time to re-open the economy and let people go to the beach.

By Thomas Wissmann from Lisbon on 28-04-2020 07:47
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