COVID 9: Portugal Update, 7 May

in News · 07-05-2020 15:10:00 · 3 Comments

Portugal has today recorded a total of 1,105 deaths related to covid-19, 16 more than on Wednesday, and 26,715 infected (more 533), according to the epidemiological bulletin released today by the General Directorate of Health.

Compared to Wednesday's data, which recorded 1,089 deaths, today there has been an increase in deaths of 1.5%.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection by the new coronavirus (26,715), data from the General Directorate of Health (DGS) show that there are 533 more cases than on Wednesday (26,182), representing an increase of 2%.

The North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (634), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (230), the Center (213) Algarve (13), the Azores (14) and the Alentejo which registers a In this case, the epidemiological situation report advances, with data updated until midnight on Wednesday, keeping the Autonomous Region of Madeira without registering any deaths.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 562 fatalities are women and 543 are men.

Of the deaths recorded, 743 were over 80 years old, 223 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 patient was between 20 and 29 years old.

The clinical characterization of confirmed cases indicates that 874 patients are admitted to hospitals, 36 more than on Wednesday (+ 4.3%) and 135 (minus one) are in Intensive Care Units, which represents a decrease of 0 , 7%.

There are 22,478 people recovering at home.

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection with the new coronavirus (1,668), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,432), Porto (1,269), Matosinhos (1,163), Braga ( 1,130), Gondomar (1,017), Maia (874), Valongo (729), Guimarães (637), Sintra (697), Ovar (574) and Coimbra (551).

Since January 1, 265,572 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 2,666 are awaiting test results.

There are 236,191 cases in which the test result was negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients increased to 2,258, 182 more than on Wednesday.

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totaling 15,450, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 6,935, the Center region, with 3,545, the Algarve (343) and the Alentejo (220).

The Azores recorded 132 cases of covid-19 and Madeira recorded 90 confirmed cases, according to the bulletin released today.

DGS also records 27,318 contacts under surveillance by the health authorities.

Of the total infected, 15,768 are women and 10,947 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 50 to 59 years old (4,515), followed by the age group from 40 to 49 years old (4,493) and people over 80 years old (4,116 cases).

There are also 3,817 patients aged between 30 and 39 years old, 3,193 between 20 and 29 years old, 3,034 between 60 and 69 years old and 2,289 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

The DGS also records 454 cases of children up to the age of nine and 804 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% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 30% fever, 22% muscle pain, 20% headache, 16% general weakness and 12% breathing difficulty. This information refers to 88% of confirmed cases.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 263,000 deaths and infected about 3.7 million people worldwide.

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


The vast majority of the global population has a greater chance of dying from a stubbed toe than this. If you are at increased risk (over 80's) then stay at home and isolate until a vaccine is available so the other 99% of the planet can have their lives back.

By blah blah blah from Other on 09-05-2020 12:43

With the results over the past 3 days which can be from infection from up to 14 days ago it shows the virus is still moving amongst the. population I do not agree that increase is duty to one location and more testing it is spread. Therefore the next phase of uplifting more restrictions should be delayed until we see a more positive trend downwards

By JOHN HUDMAN from Lisbon on 08-05-2020 08:43

Very big mistake the government is making easing lockdown before we have a cure or vaccine. The goverment will be responsible for any increase in deaths , I understand folk are also worried about the economy and everything should be put on hold by law. Including payment of Bill's mortgages, rents, taxes ,etc, and the government should make sure that everyone is given enough money for food, medicine, medical services electric and gas only, and keep the lockdown fully until we have a proper cure or vaccine. Which is far better than sacrificing lives just to see what happens. you cannot bring back the dead but you can the economy.

By KARL BLORE from Algarve on 08-05-2020 12:35
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