COVID 19: Portugal Update, 31 March

in News · 31-03-2020 13:49:00 · 2 Comments

Portugal registers a total of 160 deaths and more than 7,400 infected with coronavirus

Portugal has today recorded 160 deaths associated with covid-19, 20 more than on Monday, and 7,443 infected ( 1,035 more), according to the epidemiological bulletin released by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) ).

The epidemiological situation report in Portugal, with data updated until midnight on Monday, indicates that the North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (83), followed by the Central region (40), the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (35) and the Algarve, which today registers two dead.

In relation to Monday, when 140 deaths were registered, today there was an increase of 14.1% (plus 20).

According to DGS data, there are 7,443 confirmed cases, 1,035 more (an increase of 16.1%) compared to Monday.

Of the 140 deaths recorded, 97 were over 80 years old, 38 were aged between 70 and 79 years old, 17 between 60 and 69 years old, six between 50 and 59 years old and two deaths between 40 and 49 years old.

Of the 7,443 people infected with the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the vast majority (5,837) are recovering at home, 627 (plus 56, + 9.8%) are hospitalized, 188 (plus 24, +14.6 %) of which are in Intensive Care Units.

DGS data, which refer to 75% of confirmed cases, states that Lisbon is the municipality with the highest number of SARSCov2 coronavirus infections (505), followed by Porto (462 cases), Vila Nova de Gaia ( 338), Gondomar (298), Maia (293), Matosinhos (273), Braga (220), Valongo (210), Sintra (167) and Ovar (159).

Since January 1, 52,086 suspected cases have been registered in Portugal, of which 4,610 are awaiting the results of the analyses.

The epidemiological bulletin also indicates that there are 40,033 cases in which the test results were negative and that 43 patients recovered.

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totaling 4,452, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 1,799 cases, from the Center (911), the Algarve (137) and the Alentejo region, which today has 50 cases .

There are also 48 people infected with covid-19 in the Azores and 46 in Madeira.

DGS also records 19,260 contacts under surveillance by the authorities (plus 7,778).

The age group most affected is 40 to 49 years old (1,383), followed by 50 to 59 years old (1,346), 30 to 39 years old (1,115) and 60 to 69 years old (1,028).

There are also 94 cases of children aged up to nine years, 184 of young people aged between 10 and 19 years old and 755 aged between 20 and 29 years old.

The data also indicate that there are 758 cases of people aged between 70 and 79 years old and 780 over 80 years old.

According to the DGS report, 134 cases result from the import of the virus from Spain, 98 from France, 49 from the United Kingdom, 28 from Italy, 32 from Switzerland, 38 from the United Arab Emirates, 18 from Andorra, 14 from Australia, 11 from Brazil , 11 Netherlands, eight from Belgium, seven from Germany, seven from Argentina, six from the USA, four from Austria, four in Cape Verde and four in Canada.

The bulletin also reports on three cases imported from India and another three from Israel and two cases from Egypt, two from Ireland, two from Jamaica and two from Thailand.

A case was also imported from Austria / Germany, Chile, Cuba, Denmark, Indonesia, Iran, Luxembourg, Malta, Maldives, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Czech Republic, Venezuela, Ukraine and Sweden.

According to DGS, 62% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 50% fever, 34% muscle pain, 29% headache, 24% general weakness and 19% breathing difficulty. This information refers to 76% of cases.

Covid-19, caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, is an acute respiratory infection that can trigger pneumonia.

Portugal, where the first case was confirmed on March 2 and is in a state of emergency until Thursday, has already entered the third and most serious phase of response to the disease (Mitigation Phase), activated when there is local transmission, in an environment closed, and / or community transmission.

Detected in December 2019 in China, the new coronavirus has already infected more than 791,000 people worldwide, of whom more than 38,000 have died.

Of the infection cases, at least 163,000 are considered cured.


How can there only be 43 recovered patients? Doesn't make sense... There will be thousands who had it but never showed any harsh symptoms.

By Thomas Wissmann from Lisbon on 01-04-2020 01:11

"Of the *140* deaths recorded, 97 were over 80 years old, 38 were aged between 70 and 79 years old, 17 between 60 and 69 years old, six between 50 and 59 years old and two deaths between 40 and 49 years old."
Using the addition that I learned as a child, 97 + 38 + 17 + 6 + 2
= 160. Please pay attention to what you're writing while you're writing it, OK?

By Bruce from Lisbon on 01-04-2020 01:00
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