COVID 19: Portugal Update, 9 April

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Portugal has today registered a total of 409 deaths associated with covid-19, 29 more than on Wednesday, and 13,956 infected (more 815), according to the epidemiological bulletin released by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

The epidemiological situation report, with data updated until midnight on Wednesday, indicates that the northern region is the one with the highest number of deaths (224), followed by the central region (104), the Lisbon region and Tagus Valley (72) and the Algarve, with eight dead. The bulletin today reports on a death in the Azores.

In relation to Wednesday, when 380 deaths were registered, today there was an increase of 7.6% (plus 29).

According to DGS data, there are 13,956 confirmed cases, plus 815, representing an increase of 6.2% compared to Wednesday.

Of the 409 deaths recorded, 265 were over 80 years old, 88 were aged between 70 and 79 years old, 42 between 60 and 69 years old, 10 between 50 and 59 years old and four deaths between 40 and 49 years old.

Of the 13,956 people infected with the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the vast majority (12,783) are recovering at home, 1,173 (minus 38, minus 3.1%) are hospitalized, 241 (minus 30, minus 11.1 %) of which are being treated in Intensive Care Units.

DGS data, which refer to 78% of confirmed cases, state that Lisbon is the municipality with the highest number of SARSCov2 coronavirus infections (797), followed by Porto (776 cases), Vila Nova de Gaia ( 631), Gondomar (587), Braga (521), Maia (512), Matosinhos (444), Valongo (429), Sintra (334) and Ovar (275).

Since January 1, 115,158 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 3,801 are awaiting the results of the analyzes.

The epidemiological bulletin also indicates that there are 97,401 cases in which the test result was negative. The number of recovered patients increased to 205 (there were 196).

The North region continues to record the highest number of infections, totaling 8,102, followed by the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, with 3,451 cases, the Central region (1,905), the Algarve (260) and the Alentejo, which today has 94 cases .

There are still 91 people infected with the covid-19 virus in the Azores and 53 in Madeira.

The DGS records 24,708 contacts under surveillance by the authorities (227 fewer than on Wednesday).

The age group most affected by the disease is 40 to 49 years old (2,483), followed by 50 to 59 years old (2,457), 30 to 39 years old (2,013) and 60 to 69 years old (1,780).

There are also 206 cases of children up to nine years old, 351 of young people aged between 10 and 19 years old and in the ages between 20 and 29 years old there are 1,444 cases.

The data also indicate that there are 1,284 cases of people aged between 70 and 79 years old and 1,938 over 80 years old.

Globally, there are 7,994 infected women in Portugal and 5,962 men.

According to the DGS report, 159 cases result from the importation of the virus from Spain, 118 from France, 68 from the United Kingdom, 43 from Switzerland, 42 from the United Arab Emirates, 29 from Italy, 25 from Andorra, 22 from Brazil, 19 from the USA , 16 from the Netherlands, 14 from Australia, 12 from Argentina, nine from Belgium, nine from Germany, seven from Austria, five from Canada and four from India.

The bulletin also reports on three cases imported from Egypt, three from Guatemala and three from Israel, two from Ireland, two from Jamaica, two from Luxembourg, two from Malta and two from Thailand.

One case was also imported from Germany and Austria and another from Germany and Ireland. There is also a case imported from countries such as Azerbaijan, Cape Verde, Chile, Cuba, Denmark, Indonesia, Iran, Maldives, Morocco, Mexico, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Czech Republic, Singapore, Sweden, Ukraine and Venezuela.

According to DGS, 58% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 45% fever, 31% muscle pain, 28% headache, 23% general weakness and 17% breathing difficulty. This information refers to 78% of confirmed cases.

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

Portugal, in a state of emergency until April 17 and where the first case was confirmed on March 2, is already in the third and most serious phase of response to the disease (Mitigation Phase), activated when there is local transmission, in a closed environment, and / or community transmission.

The new coronavirus, responsible for the covid-19 pandemic, has already infected more than 1.5 million people worldwide, of whom nearly 89,000 died.

Of the cases of infection, more than 312 thousand are considered cured.


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