The number of deaths from coronavirus increased again in Portugal this Monday, now standing at 1175, 12 more than yesterday, an increase of 1.03%. The number of people recovered increased to 3182, 169 more than on Tuesday, representing an increase of 5.3%.The total number of confirmed cases with covid-19 is 28,132, up 219 compared to yesterday, an increase of 0.8%. At the moment, there are 2686 patients awaiting laboratory results, 33 fewer than this Tuesday.
There are 692 people hospitalized (17 fewer than yesterday) in hospitals. 103 patients are in intensive care (10 less than on Monday).23,083 people are recovering at home.
The North region has the highest number of deaths (667), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (257), the Center (221), the Algarve (14), the Azores (15) and Alentejo, which records a case, advances the epidemiological situation report, with data updated until midnight on Tuesday, keeping the Autonomous Region of Madeira without registering deaths.
According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 602 fatalities are women and 573 are men.
Of the registered deaths, 788 were over 80 years old, 232 were between 70 and 79 years old, 104 were between 60 and 69 years old, 38 between 50 and 59 years old, 12 between 40 and 49 and one of the patients was between 20 and 29 years.
DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection with the new coronavirus (1,811), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,461), Porto (1,306) Matosinhos (1,217), Braga (1,153) ), Gondomar (1,050), Maia (909), Sintra (790) Valongo (737), Guimarães (666), Ovar (636), Coimbra (561) and Loures (559).
Since January 1, 282,961 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 2,686 are awaiting test results.
The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totaling 16,112, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 7,647, the Center region, with 3,559, the Algarve (351) and the Alentejo (238).
The Azores recorded 135 cases of covid-19 and Madeira recorded 90 confirmed cases, according to the bulletin released today.
DGS also records 27,054 contacts under surveillance by health authorities.
Of the total infected, 16,524 are women and 11,608 men.
The age group most affected by the disease is from 50 to 59 years old (4,746), followed by the age group from 40 to 49 years old (4,728) and people over 80 years old (4,270 cases).
There are still 4,072 patients aged between 30 and 39 years old, 3,411 between 20 and 29 years old, 3,167 between 60 and 69 years old and 2,382 aged between 70 and 79 years old.
DGS also records 484 cases of children up to nine years of age and 872 of young people aged 10 to 19 years.
According to the daily report of the epidemiological situation in Portugal, 177 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, 42% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 30% fever, 21% muscle pain, 20% headache, 15% generalized weakness and 12% breathing difficulty. This information refers to 89% of confirmed cases.
250 tests per day in prisons
At the usual DGS press conference at the Ministry of Health, António Lacerda Sales, Secretary of State for Health announced that about 250 tests are being carried out each day in prisons and that the national serological survey, which aims to test a sample of the population for testing the percentage of immunity of the Portuguese, is already being put into practice together with the national network of hospitals.Day care centers: imposed rules will serve to reduce the risk of contagion
Asked about the return to daycare centers, whose measures became known this Wednesday, Graça Freitas, director general of Health, guarantees that the imposed rules will serve to reduce the risk of contagion, at a time when we are resuming a “new normality”. Screenings of daycare professionals are being carried out, and to date, there are no positive cases.
Non-Covid-19 patients should resort to the emergency room
António Lacerda Sales again appealed to patients, namely cancer patients, who resort to emergency services when necessary, in order to avoid more catastrophic situations.
658 health professionals have recovered from the disease
In accumulated data, there are about 3,183 health professionals infected with coronavirus, among them 477 doctors, 838 nurses, 774 operational assistants, 152 technical assistants and 107 therapeutic technicians. 658 people have recovered from the disease.
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