COVID 19: Portugal Update, 28 May

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Portugal has registered today a total of 1,369 deaths related to covid-19, 13 more than on Wednesday, and 31,596 infected, more 304, according to the epidemiological bulletin released by the Directorate-General for Health.

In comparison with Wednesday's data, which recorded 1,356 deaths, today there was an increase of deaths of 1 percent.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (31,596), data from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) show that there are 304 more cases than on Wednesday (31,292), representing an increase of 1 percent.

The North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (761), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (340), the Centre (237), the Algarve (15), the Azores (15) and the Alentejo, which registers a death, advances the epidemiological situation report, with updated data until 24:00 on Wednesday, keeping the Autonomous Region of Madeira without registering any deaths.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 699 fatalities are women and 670 are men.

Of the registered deaths, 919 were over 80 years old, 269 were between 70 and 79 years old, 122 were between 60 and 69 years old, 42 were between 50 and 59 years old, 15 were between 40 and 49 years old. One of the patients who died had between 30 and 39 and another between 20 and 29 years old.

The clinical characterization of confirmed cases indicates that 512 patients are admitted to hospitals, two more than on Wednesday (+ 0.4 percent), and 65 are in Intensive Care Units, minus one (-1.5 percent).

There are 11,078 people recovering at home.

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection with the new coronavirus (2,290, followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,553), Porto (1,351), Matosinhos (1,277), Braga (1,218) and Gondomar (1,083).

Since 1 January, 318,810 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 1,310 are awaiting test results.

There are 285,904 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients rose to 18,637 (288 more).

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totalling 16,718, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 10,320, the Centre region, with 3,710, the Algarve (366) and the Alentejo (257).

The Azores recorded 135 cases of covid-19 and Madeira recorded 90 confirmed cases, according to the bulletin released today.

DGS also records 27,563 contacts under surveillance by health authorities.

Of the total infected, 18,177 are women and 13,419 are men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 40 to 49 years old (5,315), followed by the age group from 50 to 59 years old (5,253) and people over 80 years old (4,479).

There are still 4,736 patients aged between 30 and 39 years, 4,114 between 20 and 29 years old, 3,484 between 60 and 69 years old and 2,537 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

DGS also records 626 cases of children up to the age of nine and 1,052 young people aged between 10 and 19 years old.

According to DGS, 40 percent of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 29 percent fever, 21 percent muscle pain, 20 percent headache, 15 percent general weakness and 12 percent breathing difficulty. This information refers to 91 percent of confirmed cases.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 355,000 deaths and infected more than 5.7 million people worldwide.

More than 2.2 million patients were considered cured by health authorities.


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