COVID 19: Portugal Update, 6 April

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Portugal registers a total of 311 deaths and 11,730 infected with coronavirus today.

Portugal today registered 311 deaths associated with covid-19, 16 more than on Sunday, and 11,730 infected (452 ??more), according to the epidemiological bulletin released by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

The epidemiological situation report, with data updated until 24:00 on Sunday, indicates that the North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (168), followed by the Center region (76), the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (60) and the Algarve, with seven dead.

In relation to Sunday, when 295 deaths were registered, today there was an increase of 5.4% (plus 16).

According to DGS data, there are 11,730 confirmed cases, plus 452, which represents an increase of 4% compared to Sunday.

Of the 311 deaths recorded, 199 were over 80 years old, 71 were aged between 70 and 79 years old, 29 between 60 and 69 years old, eight between 50 and 59 years old and four deaths between 40 and 49 years old.

Of the 11,730 people infected with the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the vast majority (10,631) are recovering at home, 1,099 (plus 15, + 1.4%) are hospitalized, 270 (plus three, +1.2 %) of which are in Intensive Care Units.

DGS data, which refer to 78% of confirmed cases, state that Lisbon is the municipality with the highest number of SARSCov2 coronavirus infections (699), followed by Porto (689 cases), Vila Nova de Gaia ( 518), Gondomar (489), Maia (444), Matosinhos (400), Valongo (364), Braga (358), Sintra (278) and Ovar (224).

Since January 1, 91,794 suspected cases have been registered, of which 4,500 are awaiting the results of the analyzes.

The epidemiological bulletin also indicates that there are 75,564 cases in which the test result was negative. The number of recovered patients almost doubled, to 140.

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totaling 6,706, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 3,070 cases, from the Central region (1,521), the Algarve (229) and the Alentejo, which today has 84 cases .

There are still 68 people infected with the covid-19 virus in the Azores and 52 in Madeira.

The DGS also records 23,470 contacts under surveillance by the authorities (261 more than on Sunday).

The age group most affected by the disease is 40 to 49 years old (2,129), followed by 50 to 59 years old (2,100), 30 to 39 years old (1,731) and 60 to 69 years old (1,535).

There are still 174 cases of children up to nine years old, 285 of young people aged 10 to 19 years old and in the ages between 20 and 29 years old there are 1,215 cases.

The data also indicate that there are 1,102 cases of people aged between 70 and 79 years old and 1,459 over 80 years old.

According to the DGS report, 158 cases result from the importation of the virus from Spain, 115 from France, 64 from the United Kingdom, 41 from the United Arab Emirates, 41 from Switzerland, 29 from Italy, 23 from Andorra, 20 from Brazil, 19 from the USA , 16 from the Netherlands, 14 from Australia, 12 from Argentina, nine from Belgium, nine from Germany, six from Austria, five from Canada and four from India.

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

A case was also imported from Germany and Austria and another from Germany and Ireland. There is also a case imported from countries like Cape Verde, Chile, Cuba, Denmark, Indonesia, Iran, Malta, Maldives, Morocco, Mexico, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Czech Republic, Singapore, Sweden, Ukraine and Venezuela.

According to DGS, 60% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 46% fever, 32% muscle pain, 28% headache, 24% general weakness and 17% breathing difficulty. This information refers to 77% of confirmed cases.

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

Portugal, in a state of emergency until April 17 and where the first case was confirmed on March 2, is already in the third and most serious phase of response to the disease (Mitigation Phase), activated when there is local transmission, in a closed environment, and / or community transmission.

Detected in December 2019 in China, the new coronavirus has already infected more than 1.2 million people worldwide, of whom more than 70,000 died.

Of the cases of infection, more than 240 thousand are considered cured.


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