COVID 19: Portugal Update, 6 May

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Portugal has today recorded a total of 1,089 deaths related to covid-19, 15 more than on Tuesday, and 26,182 infected (more 480), according to the epidemiological bulletin released today by the General Directorate of Health.

Compared to Tuesday's data, which recorded 1,074 deaths, today there has been an increase of 1.4 percent in deaths.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (26,182), data from the General Directorate of Health (DGS) show that there are 480 more cases than on Tuesday (25,702), representing an increase of 1.9 percent.

The North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (623), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (226), the Center (213) 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 Tuesday, keeping the Autonomous Region of Madeira without registering any deaths.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 555 fatalities are women and 534 are men.

Of the registered deaths, 732 were over 80 years old, 218 were between 70 and 79 years old, 95 between 60 and 69 years old, 33 between 50 and 59, 10 between 40 and 49 and one of the patients was between 20 and 29 years old.

The clinical characterization of confirmed cases indicates that 838 patients are admitted to hospitals, 20 more than on Tuesday (+ 2.4 percent) and 136 are in Intensive Care Units, two more compared to the previous day, which represents an increase of 1.5 percent.

There are 22,179 people recovering at home.

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection by the new coronavirus (1,627), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,425), Porto (1,266), Matosinhos (1,153), Braga (1,118), Gondomar (1,009), Maia (871), Valongo (729), Guimarães (624), Sintra (669), Ovar (574) and Coimbra (520).

Since January 1, 262,041 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 2,492 are awaiting test results.

There are 233,367 cases in which the test result was negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients increased to 2,076, 333 more than on Tuesday.

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totaling 15,256, followed by the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with 6,641, of the Center region, with 3,505, of the Algarve (342) and of the 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 24,579 contacts under surveillance by the health authorities.

Of the total infected, 15,471 are women and 10,711 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 50 to 59 years old (4,431), followed by the age group from 40 to 49 years old (4,388) and people over 80 years old (4,074 cases).

There are still 3,711 patients aged between 30 and 39 years old, 3,094 between 20 and 29 years old, 2,955 between 60 and 69 years old and 2,275 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

The DGS also records 439 cases of children up to nine years old and 782 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, 43 percent of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 30 percent fever, 22 percent muscle pain, 20 percent headache, 16 percent general weakness and 12 percent breathing difficulty. This information refers to 88 percent of confirmed cases.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 254,000 deaths and infected almost 3.6 million people worldwide.

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


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