COVID 19: Portugal update, 5 May

in News · 05-05-2020 15:33:00 · 4 Comments

Portugal today recorded a total of 1,074 deaths related to covid-19, 11 more than on Monday, and 25,702 infected (more 178), according to the epidemiological bulletin released today by the General Directorate of Health.

In comparison with Monday's data, which recorded 1,063 deaths, today there was an increase of 1 percent in deaths.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (25,702), data from the General Directorate of Health (DGS) show that there are 178 more cases than on Monday (25,524), representing an increase of 0.7 percent.

The North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (613), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (223), the Center (211) Algarve (13), the Azores (13) and the Alentejo which registers a In this case, the epidemiological situation report advances, with data updated until midnight on Monday, keeping the Autonomous Region of Madeira without registering any deaths.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 545 fatalities are women and 529 are men.

Today's bulletin indicates that the first person died in Portugal under the age of 30 (age group 20-29 years)

Of the deaths recorded, 721 were over 80, 216 were between 70 and 79, 93 between 60 and 69, 33 between 50 and 59, and 10 between 40 and 49.

The clinical characterization of confirmed cases indicates that 818 patients are admitted to hospitals, five more than on Sunday (+ 0.6 percent) and 134 are in Intensive Care Units, nine less compared to the previous day, which represents a decrease 6.3 percent.

22,067 people are recovering at home.

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of coronavirus infection (1,579), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,425), Porto (1,266), Matosinhos (1,149), Braga (1,113) ), Gondomar (1,009), Maia (871), Valongo (729), Guimarães (622), Sintra (627), Ovar (574) and Coimbra, with 508 cases.

Since 1 January, 258,488 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 2,671 are awaiting test results.

There are 230,115 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients increased to 1,743, 31 more than on Monday.

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totalling 15,199, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 6,241, the Centre region, with 3,489, the Algarve (335) and Alentejo (220).

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

DGS also records 25,066 contacts under surveillance by the health authorities.

Of the total infected, 15,208 are women and 10,494 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 50 to 59 years old (4,343), followed by the age group from 40 to 49 years old (4,276) and people over 80 years old (4,045 cases).

There are also 3,615 patients aged between 30 and 39 years old, 2,994 between 20 and 29 years old, 2,955 between 60 and 69 years old and 2,264 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

The DGS also records 436 cases of children up to the age of nine and 774 of young people aged between 10 and 19 years.

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, 43 percent of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 31 percent fever, 22 percent muscle pain, 20 percent headache, 16 percent generalized weakness and 13 percent breathing difficulty. This information refers to 88 percent of confirmed cases.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 251,000 deaths and infected almost 3.6 million people worldwide.

More than 1.1 million patients were considered cured by health authorities.


Is there any news on when we might be able to go to our second home in Algarve . We live in England.

Many thanks

By Sue Pritchard from UK on 13-05-2020 08:45

Yes government should lockdown continue for may month good destination

By Mani from Lisbon on 07-05-2020 12:23


By KAUR JASPREET from Lisbon on 06-05-2020 08:32

Thank you for the breakdown of information. As a resident of the Algarve and together with my many Portuguese friends, and also given there are is a low incidence of infection here compared with areas in the north of the country, we are very concerned about the approachment of the summer. At present it seems unlikely that tourists will be able to travel here but it is without doubt that families from the northern cities will wish to come to their second homes for their holidays. We all know that tourism is a vital contributor to the country's economy..but will there be restricted travel during that time and/or control of numbers that pack the town's,hotels and beaches during that time?

By Jenny Compton from Algarve on 06-05-2020 07:52
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