Portugal with 100 deaths and more than 5,100 infected

in News · 28-03-2020 16:16:00 · 1 Comments

Portugal today registers 100 deaths associated with covid-19, 24 more than on Friday, while the number of infected people rose 902, to 5,170, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health

The epidemiological situation report in Portugal, with data updated until midnight on Friday, indicates that the North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (44), followed by the Central region (28), the region of Lisbon and Tagus Valley (27) and the Algarve (1).

In relation to Friday, in which there were 76 deaths, today there was an increase of 31.5%.

According to DGS data, there are 5,170 confirmed cases, plus 902 (an increase of 21.1%) compared to Friday.

Of the 100 deaths recorded, 58 were over 80 years old, 21 were aged between 70 and 79 years old, 14 between 60 and 69 years old and five between 50 and 59 years old.

DGS data, which refer to 75% of confirmed cases, specify that Lisbon is the city with the highest number of SARSCov2 coronavirus infections (366), followed by Porto (343 cases), Vila Nova de Gaia ( 262), Maia (219), Matosinhos (189), Gondomar (153) and Braga (152).

Since January 1, there are 32,754 suspected cases, of which 4,938 are awaiting laboratory results.

The epidemiological bulletin also indicates that there are 22,646 cases in which the test results were negative and that 43 patients recovered.

Of the 5,170 people infected with the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the vast majority (4,752) are recovering at home, 418 (over 64) are hospitalized, 89 (over 18) of whom are in intensive care units.

The North region continues to record the highest number of infections, totaling 3,035, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 1,287 cases, from the Center (647), the Algarve (106) and the Alentejo region, which today has 34 cases .

There are still 30 people infected with covid-19 in the Azores, 31 in Madeira.

DGS also records 19,927 contacts under surveillance by the authorities.

The age group most affected is 40 to 49 years old (1,002), followed by 50 to 59 years old (931), 30 to 39 years old (801) and 60 to 69 years old (736).

There are also 56 cases of children aged up to nine years old, 123 of young people aged between 10 and 19 years old and 518 aged between 20 and 29 years old.

The data also indicate that there are 510 cases of people aged between 70 and 79 years old and 493 over 80 years old.

According to the DGS report, 105 cases result from the importation of the virus from Spain, 72 from France, 27 from the United Kingdom, 22 from Switzerland, 21 from Italy, 17 from the United Arab Emirates, 13 from Andorra, eight from Brazil, seven from Germany , seven Netherlands, five from Belgium, four from Austria, three from India, two from the USA, two from Egypt and two from Argentina.

A case was also imported from Austria / Germany, Cuba, Denmark, Israel, Iran, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Maldives, Poland, Qatar, Czech Republic, Thailand and Venezuela.

According to DGS, 49% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 41% fever, 28% muscle pain, 23% headache, 19% general weakness and 15% breathing difficulty. This information refers to 83% of cases.

Covid-19, caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, is an acute respiratory infection that can trigger pneumonia.

Portugal, where the first case was confirmed on March 2 and is in a state of emergency until Thursday, has already entered the third and most serious phase of response to the covid-19 disease (Mitigation Phase), activated when there is local transmission , indoors, and / or community transmission.



By Liton from Lisbon on 28-03-2020 06:34
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