COVID 19: Portugal Update, 9 June

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Portugal today recorded a total of 1,492 covid-19-related deaths, seven more than on Monday, and 35,306 infected, plus 421, according to the epidemiological bulletin released by the Directorate-General for Health.

In comparison with Monday's data, which recorded 1,485 deaths, today there was an increase in deaths of 0.5 percent. Cases and infection rose 1.2 percent.

In the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (13,608), where there has been a greater number of outbreaks, there are 386 more cases of infection (+ 2.9 percent).

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totalling 16,967, followed by the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with 13,608, of the Centre region, with 3,837, of the Algarve (389) and Alentejo (273).

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 (809), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (408), the Centre (244), the Algarve and the Azores (both with 15) and the Alentejo, which registers a death, advances the epidemiological situation report, with data updated until midnight on Monday, keeping the Autonomous Region of Madeira without a death record.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 755 fatalities are women and 737 are men.

Of the registered deaths, 1,009 were over 80 years old, 284 were between 70 and 79 years old, 131 were between 60 and 69 years old, 48 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 characterisation of confirmed cases indicates that 394 patients are admitted to hospitals, 28 more than on Monday (+7.7 percent), of which 65 in Intensive Care Units (plus 10, + 18.2 percent).

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection with the new coronavirus (2,700), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,592), Sintra (1,701), Porto (1,414), Matosinhos (1,292), Loures (1,288) and Braga (1,256).

Since 1 January, there have been 342,060 suspected cases, of which 1,618 are awaiting test results.

There are 305,136 cases in which the test result was negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients rose to 21,339 (183 more).

DGS also records 30,176 contacts under surveillance by health authorities.

Of the total infected, 20,045 are women and 15,261 are men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 40 to 49 years old (5,929), followed by the age group from 50 to 59 years old (5,753) and people aged between 30 and 39 years old (5,459).

There are still 4,874 patients between 20 and 29 years old, 4,699 over 80 years old, 3,771 between 60 and 69 years old, and 2,724 between 70 and 79 years old.

DGS also records 827 cases of children up to the age of nine and 1,234 young people aged 10 to 19 years.

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 general weakness and 11 percent breathing difficulty.

The covid-19 pandemic has already killed at least 406,466 people and infected more than 7.1 million worldwide.

More than 3.1 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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