COVID 19: Portugal Update, 29 May

in News · 29-05-2020 14:08:00 · 3 Comments

Portugal registered today a total of 1,383 deaths related to covid-19, 14 more than on Thursday and 31,946 infected, more 350, according to the epidemiological bulletin released by the Directorate-General for Health.

In comparison with the data from Thursday, which recorded 1,369 deaths, today there was an increase of deaths of 1 percent.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (31,946), data from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) show that there are 350 more cases than on Thursday (31,596), representing an increase of 1.1 percent.

The North region has the highest number of deaths (769), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (346), the Centre (237), the Algarve (15), the Azores (15) and the Alentejo, which registers a death, advances the report of the epidemiological situation, with updated data until 24:00 on Thursday, maintaining the Autonomous Region of Madeira with no record of deaths.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 702 fatalities are women and 681 are men.

Of the registered deaths, 929 were over 80 years old, 270 were between 70 and 79 years old, 124 were between 60 and 69 years old, 43 between 50 and 59, 15 between 40 and 49. One of the patients who died had between 30 and 39 years old and another between 20 and 29 years old.

The clinical characterization of confirmed cases indicates that 529 patients are admitted to hospitals, 17 more than on Thursday (+ 3.3 percent), and 66 are in Intensive Care Units, plus one (+ 1.5 percent).

There are 11,123 people recovering at home.

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection by the new coronavirus (2,324, followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,558), Porto (1,351), Matosinhos (1,277), Braga (1,224) and Gondomar (1,083).

Since 1 January, 321,290 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 1,568 are awaiting test results.

There are 287,776 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients rose to 18,911 (274 more).

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totalling 16,725, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 10,643, the Centre region, with 3,728, the Algarve (366) and Alentejo (259).

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

DGS also records 27,917 contacts under surveillance by health authorities.

Of the total infected, 18,362 are women and 13,584 are men.

The age group most affected by the disease is 40 to 49 years old (5,368), followed by the 50 to 59 year old group (5,287) and people aged between 30 and 39 years old (4,798).

There are still 4,523 patients over 80 years old, 4,178 between 20 and 29 years old, 3,507 between 60 and 69 years old and 2,574 between 70 and 79 years old.

DGS also records 646 cases of children up to nine years of age and 1,065 young people aged 10 to 19 years.

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 360,000 deaths and infected more than 5.8 million people worldwide.

More than 2.3 million patients were considered cured by health authorities.


Hello, I hope you’re all keeping well.
We are a family of 3 and due to fly to Funchal on the 17th August for a 2 week vacation. However, the Uk government have demanded on return from Portugal including Azores and Madeira, that we isolate for 14 days. This will prevent us from going, as we all work and have to go back the day after returning home.
Why oh why are they insisting on this, in my opinion, Madeira is probably the least at risk country of contracting COVID-19?

Thank You

By Duncan Perkins from UK on 19-07-2020 02:53

I leave in montreal Canada our prime minister doesn't want money he clossed the borders to Americans that wanted to come and spend vacations here the airports are closed we can't even go to other provinces

By Eunice Arede from Other on 04-06-2020 01:58

It appears that all those percentages and numbers don't help our authorities to do the right thing! They don't show much improvement. By now we should have learned a bit little more with countries that show a better management of the pandemic. For instance Greece! But instead of doing as they are doing and keeping the human vectors away a little longer we we are now impatiently opening our borders and even thinking to establish exclusive touristic corridors to easier allow the flow from the UK of the not yet controlable virus! Shame to the Portuguese government that is ready to exchange lives for touristic efemural silver coins!

By Tony Fernandes from Other on 31-05-2020 12:49
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