COVID 19: Portugal Update, 3 June

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Portugal registered today a total of 1,447 deaths related to covid-19, 11 more than on Tuesday, and 33,261 infected, 366 more, according to the epidemiological bulletin released by the Directorate-General for Health.

In comparison with Tuesday's data, which recorded 1,436 deaths, today there was an increase in deaths of 0.8 percent. Cases and infection rose 1.1 percent.

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Region, where there has been a greater number of outbreaks, there are over 335 cases of infection (+ 2.9 percent).

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totalling 16,804, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 11,828, of the Centre region, with 3,765, of the Algarve (376) and of the Alentejo (260).

The Azores have 138 cases of covid-19 and Madeira has 90 confirmed cases, according to the bulletin released today.

The North region also remains the one with the highest number of deaths (796), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (380), the Centre (240), the Algarve and the Azores (both with 15) and the Alentejo, which registers a death, advances the epidemiological situation report, with data updated until 24:00 on Tuesday, keeping the Autonomous Region of Madeira without a death record.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 735 fatalities are women and 712 are men.

Of the registered deaths, 975 were over 80 years old, 278 were between 70 and 79 years old, 128 were between 60 and 69 years old, 46 were between 50 and 59 years old, 17 were between 40 and 49 years old. 20 and 29 years old and one in the age group between 30 and 39 years old.

The clinical characterization of confirmed cases indicates that 428 patients are admitted to hospitals, four less than on Tuesday (-0.9 percent), of which 56 in Intensive Care Units, minus two (-3.6 percent).

There are 11,307 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 (2,486), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,580), Sintra (1,400), Porto (1,361), Matosinhos (1,285), Braga (1,228) and Gondomar (1,086).

Since 1 January, there have been 331,094 suspected cases, of which 1,944 are awaiting test results.

There are 295,889 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients rose to 20,079 (210 more).

DGS also records 28,093 contacts under surveillance by health authorities.

Of the total infected, 19,070 are women and 14,191 are men.

The age group most affected by the disease is 40 to 49 years old (5,576), followed by the 50 to 59 year old group (5,455) and people aged between 30 and 39 years old (5,051).

There are still 4,615 patients over the age of 80, 4,451 aged between 20 and 29 years old, 3,600 between 60 and 69 years old and 2,649 between 70 and 79 years old.

DGS also records 724 cases of children up to the age of nine and 1,140 young people aged between 10 and 19 years old.

According to DGS, 39 percent of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 29 percent fever, 21 percent muscle pain, 20 percent headache, 15 percent generalised weakness and 11 percent breathing difficulty.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 380,000 deaths and infected almost 6.4 million people worldwide.

More than 2.7 million patients were considered cured by health authorities.


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