COVID 19: Portugal Update, 27 March

in News · 27-03-2020 13:13:00 · 7 Comments

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Portugal has risen to 4,268 in the past 24 hours, an increase of 20 %.

The number of suspected cases in Portugal now stands at 25,431, up from 22,257 yesterday.

In total there are 3,995 cases awaiting laboratory results and 19,816 cases being monitored by the authorities.

Currently 354 patients are being treated in hospital for coronavirus and 71 are being in intensive care units across the country.

The northern region of Portugal continues to have the highest number of confirmed cases in the country at 2,443, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo has 1,110 cases, the centre has 520 cases, there are 99 cases in the Algarve, 24 in the Azores and 21 in Madeira.

By age group, there are 49 cases in those between 0 and 9 years old, 104 cases in 10 to 19 year olds, 433 between 20 and 29, 671 between 30 and 39, 821 between 40 and 49, 775 between 50 and 59, 613 between 60 and 69, 415 between 70 and 79 and 383 cases in those over 80 years old.

Since the beginning of the outbreak in Portugal, there have now been 43 people recover from the virus and as of today 76 people have died.

See updates from the governemtn daily here


Hi santos I hear you my friend, same where I live, if you go to the police, the mafia are straight on top of you, at least there is one good thing the houses will be cheap when this passes

By Josh from Beiras on 28-03-2020 01:14

Portugal is doing pretty well as of now but how long do you want to keep people in their houses? The economy also needs to run... Invest in ventilators and build some more dedicated hospital space (into sport halls or other public buildings) and deal with those who get sick. The epidemic is only over when 60 to 70% are immune. This can take 2 years ! Or do you want to sit in your house that long?

By Thomas Wissmann from Lisbon on 28-03-2020 01:01

You see clearly that this list of hard actions to close the country does not have any impact.

There is to much focus on "stay indoors".
This virus spread person to person on a max distance of 1,5 m.
No impact if you are outdoor or indoor.

* Driving a motorcycle
* Sitting outddors
* Take a walk outdoors

This can not transfer any virus, as long as you keep the distance.

Keep distance and keep your hands clean and keep your hands out of your face, are the most important factors. Not indoor,outdoor, closed borders, state of emergency or other drastic actions.

Borders: The virus is in the country. So closed borders does not solve anything.

By Erik Eriksson from Algarve on 28-03-2020 12:01

and where can one find constraints and advice please?

By richard from Beiras on 27-03-2020 09:15

plz try to create a topic about the current situation. Everyday is getting much worsen. Don't just publish the article regarding numbers. Plz try to make focusing on the outbreak that hit bad to the Italy and Spain, and Portugal is walking on the same way. The lockdown is only on media. Everything is open still people are outside for no reason. This is why numbers keep rising. Plz make hard remind to the government about those medical people who are working there life off. As an immigrant from Nepal, riggt now even south Asia is much safer than Europe. Plz save SNS.

By Santosh Dahal from Lisbon on 27-03-2020 08:49

Rua da escola primaria Lagamecas

By BHakta Bahadur Malla from Other on 27-03-2020 08:14

Wait a minute. How can these cases be diagnosed in such a short period of time? These figures seem exaggerated. A lot.

By John from Algarve on 27-03-2020 04:40
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