COVID 19: Portugal Update, 4 May

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Today Portugal registered a total of 1,063 deaths related to covid-19, 20 more than on Sunday, and 25,524 infected (more 242), according to the epidemiological bulletin released today by the General Directorate of Health.

Compared to Sunday's data, which recorded 1,043 deaths, today there was an increase of 1.9% in deaths.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection by the new coronavirus (25,524), data from the General Directorate of Health (DGS) show that there are 242 more cases than on Sunday (25,282), representing an increase of 1%.

The North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (609), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (218), the Center (209) Algarve (13), the Azores (13) and the Alentejo which registers a In this case, the report on the epidemiological situation advances, with data updated until 24:00 on Sunday, with the Autonomous Region of Madeira remaining without a death record.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 538 fatalities are women and 525 are men.

Of the registered deaths, 714 were over 80 years old, 215 were between 70 and 79 years old, 92 between 60 and 69 years old, 32 between 50 and 59, and 10 between 40 and 49 years old.

The clinical characterization of confirmed cases indicates that 813 patients are admitted to hospitals, 43 fewer than on Sunday (-5%) and 143 are in Intensive Care Units, one less than the previous day, which represents a decrease of 0 , 7%.

There are 21,936 people recovering at home.

DGS data indicate that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of coronavirus infection (1,567), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,418), Porto (1,258), Matosinhos (1,149), Braga (1,112) ), Gondomar (1,009), Maia (871), Valongo (729), Guimarães (617), Sintra (618), Ovar (573) and Coimbra, with 458 cases.

Since January 1, 254,510 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 2,760 are awaiting test results.

There are 226,226 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients increased to 1,712, 23 more than on Sunday (1.4%).

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totaling 15,141, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 6,136, the Center region, with 3,478, the Algarve (333) and the Alentejo (218).

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

The DGS also records 25,081 contacts under surveillance by the health authorities.

Of the total infected, 15,095 are women and 10,429 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is 50 to 59 years old (4,332), followed by 40 to 49 years old (4,261) and people over 80 years old (4,000 cases).

There are also 3,600 patients aged between 30 and 39 years, 2,930 between 60 and 69 years old, 2,973 between 20 and 29 years old and 2,233 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

DGS also records 425 cases of children up to the age of nine and 770 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 86% of confirmed cases.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 247,000 deaths and infected more than 3.5 million people worldwide.

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


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