In the bulletin provided by the General Health Directorate (DGS), it can be seen that the number of infected people has risen to 3544. There are 43 recovered cases and 2145 awaiting laboratory results. In intensive care there are 61 people out of a total of 191 hospitalized.
The document indicates that 28 deaths are confirmed in the North region, 13 in the Center region, 18 in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region and one in the Algarve.The Alentejo remains without a record of deaths from coronavirus, as well as the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores.
There are 14994 contacts and surveillance by health authorities.
Moments after the DGS bulletin was released, the usual press conference was held. In this, Graça Freitas, Director-General of Health, provided some clarifications and reinforced that, for infected patients, the “symptom that stands out most is coughing, then fever and difficulty breathing”.
Graça Feitas, answering several questions from journalists, said that everyone who is tracked to Covid-19 will have access to a test.
In this Thursday’s conference, besides Graça Freitas, the Secretary of State for Health, António Sales, and the President of the National Institute of Health, Dr. Ricardo Jorge, were present.
Most recurrent symptoms
The symptoms that have registered the most so far are headache (63%), cough (53%) and fever (48%). These are followed by generalized weakness (37%), muscle pain (31%) and breathing difficulties (19%).
60 killed due to coronavirus
The age group with the highest number of deaths is people over 80, a total of 19 people (17 women and 16 men). This age group is followed by those from 70 to 79 years old, which has so far registered 15 deaths (1 woman and 14 men).
From 60 to 69, eight men died of coronavirus. In the 50-59 age group, one woman and three men died.