Number of coronavirus cases in Portugal rises to 112

in News · 13-03-2020 12:40:00 · 4 Comments

The number of confirmed cases in Portugal of infection by the new coronavirus, which causes Covid-19 disease, rose today to 112, 34 more than those reported on Thursday, and the suspected cases doubled to 1,308.

According to the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), of the 1,308 suspected cases, 172 are awaiting laboratory results.

There are still 5,674 contacts under surveillance by health authorities.


According to a Portuguese doctor the number of cases in Portugal are closer to 5000. He said the social media reports are wrong and people are unaware of the severity and advises people to stay home and not to come out of their houses. He begs in a panic stricken voice in an announcement for people to believe him He says he is helping out in the hospitals and he says it is frightening.

By Catherine Robertshaw from UK on 15-03-2020 02:01

The government of Portugal should close the borders for at least 30 days or place a 14-day quarantine for those coming in. They should stop talking about tourism and act fast to save the lives of the people. The need to act now before it is too late.

By Dabby from Lisbon on 13-03-2020 06:39

Please could you state in your article where in Portugal the new cases of Coronavirus are.

By Mary Young from Algarve on 13-03-2020 01:30

And so we let the purposefully, blind and deaf lead us. Rather overreact than not act.U can always apologize later for overreacting but no apology for not acting will bring back the dead and heal the family or nation and that is squarely on goverments broad shoulders.

By Joao Carlos Bastos from Other on 13-03-2020 01:16
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