COVID 19: Portugal Update, 3 May

in News · 03-05-2020 16:22:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal has today registered a total of 1,043 deaths related to covid-19, 20 more than on Saturday, and 25,282 infected (more 92), according to the epidemiological bulletin released today by the General Directorate of Health.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (25,282), data from the General Directorate of Health (DGS) show that there are 92 more cases than on Saturday (25,190), representing an increase of 0.4%.

The number of deaths increased from 1,023 to 1,043, which represents an increase of 2%.

The North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (597), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (210), the Center (209) Algarve (13), the Azores (13) and the Alentejo which registers a In this case, the epidemiological situation report advances, with data updated until 24:00 on Saturday, with the Autonomous Region of Madeira remaining without a death record.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 527 fatalities are women and 516 are men.

Of the deaths recorded, 703 were over 80, 207 were between 70 and 79, 91 between 60 and 69, 32 between 50 and 59, and 10 between 40 and 49.

The clinical characterization of confirmed cases indicates that 856 patients are admitted to hospitals, one less than on Saturday (-0.1%) and 144 are in Intensive Care Units, six less than the previous day, which represents a decrease 4.1%.

21.694 people are recovering at home.

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection by the coronavirus (1,567), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,431), Porto (1,247), Matosinhos (1,149), Braga (1,105 ), Gondomar (1,012), Maia (871), Valongo (729), Guimarães (613), Sintra (608), Ovar (566) and Coimbra, with 420 cases.

Since January 1, 252,889 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 3,691 are awaiting test results.

There are 223,916 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients increased to 1,689, 18 more than on Saturday (1.07%).

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totaling 15,021, followed by the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with 6,047, of the Center region, with 3,447, of the Algarve, with 331 and of the Alentejo, with 218.

The Azores recorded 132 cases of covid-19 and Madeira recorded 86 confirmed cases, according to the bulletin released today.

DGS also records 25,324 contacts under surveillance by the health authorities.

Of the total infected, 14,919 are women and 10.82 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 50 to 59 years old (4,272), followed by the age group from 40 to 49 years old (4,223) and people over 80 years old (3,964 cases).

There are also 3,538 patients aged between 30 and 39 years, 2,909 between 60 and 69 years old, 2,922 between 20 and 29 years old and 2,207 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

DGS also records 411 cases of children up to the age of nine and 755 of young people aged between 10 and 19 years old.

According to the daily report of the epidemiological situation in Portugal, 171 cases result from the importation of the virus from Spain, 137 from France and 88 from the United Kingdom. There are still hundreds of cases imported from dozens of other countries.

According to DGS, 44% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 31% fever, 22% muscle pain, 20% headache, 16% general weakness and 13% breathing difficulty. This information refers to 87% of confirmed cases.

Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 243,000 deaths and infected more than 3.4 million people in 195 countries and territories.

More than a million patients were considered cured.


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