COVID 19: Portugal Update, 8 June

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Portugal today recorded a total of 1,485 deaths related to covid-19, six more than on Sunday, and 34,885 infected, plus 192, according to the epidemiological bulletin released by the Directorate-General for Health.

Compared to Sunday's data, which recorded 1,479 deaths, today there was a 0.4 percent increase in deaths. Cases and infection rose 0.6 percent.

In the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (13,222), where there has been a greater number of outbreaks, there are 149 more cases of infection (+ 1.1 percent).

The North region continues to record the highest number of infections, totalling 16,948, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 13,222, the Centre region, with 3,826, the Algarve (389) and the Alentejo (268).

The Azores have 142 cases of covid-19 and Madeira has 90 confirmed cases, according to the bulletin released today.

The North region also remains the one with the highest number of deaths (807), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (403), the Centre (244), the Algarve and the Azores (both with 15) and the Alentejo, which registers a death, advances the epidemiological situation report, with updated data until 24:00 on Sunday, keeping the Autonomous Region of Madeira without a death record.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 749 fatalities are women and 730 are men.

Of the registered deaths, 1,004 were over 80 years old, 283 were between 70 and 79 years old, 131 were between 60 and 69 years old, 47 between 50 and 59, 17 between 40 and 49. There are two deaths registered among 20 and 29 years old and one in the age group between 30 and 39 years old.

The clinical characterization of confirmed cases indicates that 366 patients are admitted to hospitals, 32 fewer than on Sunday (-8.1 percent), of which 55 in Intensive Care Units (minus three).

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection by the new coronavirus (2,640), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,592), Sintra (1,615), Porto (1,414), Matosinhos (1,292), Braga (1,256) and Loures (1,236).

Since 1 January, 339,624 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 1,603 are awaiting test results.

There are 303,136 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients rose to 21,156 (161 more).

DGS also records 28,791 contacts under surveillance by health authorities.

Of the total infected, 19,864 are women and 15,021 are men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 40 to 49 years old (5,860), followed by the age group from 50 to 59 years old (5,687) and people aged between 30 and 39 years old (5,380).

There are still 4,790 patients between 20 and 29 years old, 4,665 over 80 years old, 3,729 between 60 and 69 years old, and 2,708 between 70 and 79 years old.

DGS also records 808 cases of children up to nine years old and 1,225 young people aged 10 to 19 years old.

According to DGS, 39 percent of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 29 percent fever, 21 percent muscle pain, 20 percent headache, 15 percent generalised weakness and 11 percent breathing difficulty.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 402,000 deaths and infected more than seven million people in 196 countries and territories,

More than three million were considered cured by health officials.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.


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