2020 coronavirus pandemic in Portugal

The ongoing global pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), was confirmed to have reached Portugal in March 2020, by the Directorate-General of Health (DGS).[2]

2020 coronavirus pandemic in Portugal
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Map of municipalities with coronavirus cases (as of 5 April 2020):[1]
    300-2999 confirmed cases
    30-299 confirmed cases
    3-29 confirmed cases
    1-3 confirmed cases
    0 confirmed cases
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationPortugal
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index casePorto
Arrival date2 March 2020
(1 month and 4 days)
Confirmed cases11,730[1]
Suspected cases91,794[1]
Severe cases270[1]
Recovered140[1]
Deaths
311[1]
Official website
covid19.min-saude.pt
Suspected cases have not been confirmed as being due to this strain by laboratory tests, although some other strains may have been ruled out.

Alert levelEdit

On 12 March 2020, the Portuguese government declared the highest level of alert because of COVID-19 and will maintain it until 9 April.[3] Portugal enters a Mitigation Phase as Community Transmission is detected and there is a need to implement harsher measures.[citation needed]

On 18 March, the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, declared the entirety of the Portuguese territory in a State of Emergency for the following fifteen days, with the possibility of renewal, the first since the Carnation Revolution in 1974.[4]

On 24 March, the Portuguese Government admitted that the country could not contain COVID-19 any more, as it is widespread, and, on 26 March, the country entered the Mitigation Stage. The health care sites dedicated to fight the disease started including the Portugal Health centers groups (agrupamentos de centros de saúde, ACES).[5]

On 2 April, the Parliament approved[6] the extension of the State of Emergency, requested by the President.[7] The State of Emergency will remain until 17 April, subject to further extensions of similar duration.

InformationEdit

Usually you can find information about COVID-19 under the DGS home site. But because of the increasing severity of the pandemic one site was created dedicated to corona virus information under the Portuguese Health Ministerial covid19.min-saude.pt. After sometime a new governmental site was created to deal with more generic information explaining the emergency status, public information and the exceptional measures in how to help business under Estamos On (We are ON).

There are a lot of information available to the public about different areas under materiais-de-divulgacao/.

 
Portuguese COVID-19 Symptoms

Hospitals for COVID-19Edit

The following is a list of the front line COVID-19 hospitals.[8]

Region Hospital Adults Pediatric
ARS North Braga  
Santo António  
São João    
Pedro Hispano  
ARS Center CHU Coimbra    
ULS Guarda    
ARS Lisbon

and Tagus Valley

Santa Maria  
Curry Cabral  
Dona Estefânia  
ARS Algarve Faro    
RA Madeira Dr. Nélio Mendonça    
RA Açores Santo Espírito (Terceira)    

Cases timelineEdit

New COVID-19 cases in Portugal by region
Date

(DGS report)

North Lisbon and
Tagus Valley
Center Alentejo Algarve Madeira Azores Foreigners Confirmed cases Hospital
Admitted Cases
Deaths Recoveries Refs.
New Total Stable ICU New Total New Total
2020-03-02 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 [2]
2020-03-03 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020-03-04 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020-03-05 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 9 0 0 0 0 0
2020-03-06 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 13 13 0 0 0 0 0
2020-03-07 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 21 21 0 0 0 0 0
2020-03-08 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 30 30 0 0 0 0 0
2020-03-09 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 39 38 0 0 0 0 0
2020-03-10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 41 40 0 0 0 0 0
2020-03-11 9 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 18 59 57 0 0 0 0 0
2020-03-12 8 5 3 0 2 0 0 1 19 78 107 0 0 0 1 1 [9]
2020-03-13 9 24 1 0 1 0 0 0 34 112 107 0 0 0 0 1 [10][11]
2020-03-14 24 27 2 0 1 0 0 1 57 169 114 10 0 0 0 1 [12]
2020-03-15 26 43 2 0 3 0 1 0 76 245 139 9 0 0 1 2
2020-03-16 35 26 21 0 3 0 0 1 86 331 139 18 1 1 1 3 [13]
2020-03-17 58 38 20 0 1 0 0 1 117 448 206 17 0 1 0 3
2020-03-18 93 63 23 2 7 1 2 3 194 642 89 20 1 2 0 3 [14][15]
2020-03-19 92 35 12 0 4 0 0 0 143 785 89 20 1 3 0 3
2020-03-20 125 83 20 0 4 0 0 0 235 1020 126 26 3 6 2 5
2020-03-21 138 87 31 1 2 4 0 0 260 1280 156 35 6 12 0 5
2020-03-22 181 86 43 2 4 2 1 1 320 1600 169 41 2 14 0 5
2020-03-23 182 203 58 0 7 2 7 1 460 2060 201 47 9 23 9 14
2020-03-24 123 115 55 1 4 3 1 0 302 2362 203 48 10 33 8 22
2020-03-25 387 140 72 6 16 4 5 3 630 2995 276 61 10 43 0 22
2020-03-26 341 90 70 8 27 (-1) 7 7 549 3544 191 61 17 60 21 43
2020-03-27 585 28 85 10 10 6 0 0 724 4268 354 71 16 76 0 43
2020-03-28 592 177 127 4 7 10 6 (-21) 902 5170 418 89 24 100 0 43
2020-03-29 515 191 72 7 2 12 3 792 5962 486 136 19 119 0 43
2020-03-30 246 99 75 4 8 1 8 446 6408 571 164 21 140 0 43
2020-03-31 651 222 127 5 21 2 8 1035 7443 627 188 20 160 0 43
2020-04-01 458 199 132 4 14 2 3 808 8251 726 230 27 187 0 43
2020-04-02 428 209 116 5 18 0 5 783 9034 1042 240 22 209 25 68
2020-04-03 561 140 125 3 15 2 6 852 9886 1058 245 37 246 0 68
2020-04-04 381 166 86 1 3 1 0 638 10524 1075 251 20 266 7 75
2020-04-05 250 391 70 19 19 1 4 754 11278 1084 267 29 295 0 75
2020-04-06 176 166 79 2 28 0 1 452 11730 1099 270 16 311 65 140
Total 6706 3070 1521 84 229 52 68 0 11730 1099 270 311 140

SummaryEdit

COVID-19
Cases 06-04-2020
total confirmed cases 11730
total not confirmed cases 75564
total suspected cases (since January 1, 2020) 91794
under surveillance 23470
waiting for results 4500
recovered 140
deaths 311
high fever dry cough difficult breathing headache muscular pain tiredness
% of cases with symptoms 46% 60% 17% 28% 32% 24%

There was only reported information regarding the occurrence of symptoms on 77% of confirmed cases.[16]

Data ChartsEdit

COVID-19 cases in Portugal  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
Date
# of cases
# of deaths
2020-03-02
2(n.a.)
2020-03-03
4(+100%)
2020-03-04
6(+50%)
2020-03-05
9(+50%)
2020-03-06
13(+44%)
2020-03-07
21(+62%)
2020-03-08
30(+43%)
2020-03-09
39(+30%)
2020-03-10
41(+5.1%)
2020-03-11
59(+44%)
2020-03-12
78(+32%)
2020-03-13
112(+44%)
2020-03-14
169(+51%)
2020-03-15
245(+45%)
2020-03-16
331(+35%) 1(n.a.)
2020-03-17
448(+35%) 1(n.a.)
2020-03-18
642(+43%) 2(+100%)
2020-03-19
785(+22%) 3(+50%)
2020-03-20
1,020(+30%) 6(+100%)
2020-03-21
1,280(+25%) 12(+100%)
2020-03-22
1,600(+25%) 14(+17%)
2020-03-23
2,060(+29%) 23(+64%)
2020-03-24
2,362(+15%) 33(+43%)
2020-03-25
2,995(+27%) 43(+30%)
2020-03-26
3,544(+18%) 60(+40%)
2020-03-27
4,268(+20%) 76(+27%)
2020-03-28
5,170(+21%) 100(+32%)
2020-03-29
5,962(+15%) 119(+19%)
2020-03-30
6,408(+8%) 140(+18%)
2020-03-31
7,443(+16%) 160(+14%)
2020-04-01
8,251(+11%) 187(+17%)
2020-04-02
9,034(+10%) 209(+12%)
2020-04-03
9,886(+9%) 246(+18%)
2020-04-04
10,524(+6%) 266(+8%)
2020-04-05
11,278(+7%) 295(+11%)
2020-04-06
11,730(+4%) 311(+5%)
Sources:
 
Number of cases (blue) and number of deaths (red) on a logarithmic scale.


Cases by age and genderEdit

 


 

Timeline graphsEdit

 


 


 


 


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Ponto de Situação em Portugal". covid19.min-saude.pt (in Portuguese).
  2. ^ a b Henriques, Graça; Nunes, Rita Rato; Henriques, Susete (2 March 2020). "Portugal confirma dois casos de Covid-19 com ligações a Itália e Espanha - DN". Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Global Notícias, Media Group.
  3. ^ "Covid-19. Estado de alerta até pelo menos 9 de abril". Expresso. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Mensagem do Presidente da República ao País sobre a declaração do estado de emergência (Palácio de Belém, 18 de março de 2020)" [Message of the President of the Republic to the Country on the declaration of a state of emergency]. Presidency of the Portuguese Republic (in Portuguese). 18 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Portugal em fase de mitigação a partir de quinta-feira". Expresso (in Portuguese). 24 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Parlamento aprova prolongamento do estado de emergência até 17 de abril". Sapo (in Portuguese). 2 April 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Projeto do Decreto do Presidente da República de Renovação do Estado de Emergência" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. ^ "Situação em Portugal". www.dgs.pt. www.dgs.pt. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  9. ^ "S. João dá primeira alta a um infetado". Expresso.pt. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Número de infetados em Portugal sobe para 112". TSF. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  11. ^ Portugal, Rádio e Televisão de. "Covid-19. A situação do novo coronavírus ao minuto no país e no mundo". Covid-19. A situação do novo coronavírus ao minuto no país e no mundo.
  12. ^ Portugal, Rádio e Televisão de. "Covid-19. A situação do novo coronavírus ao minuto no país e no mundo". Covid-19. A situação do novo coronavírus ao minuto no país e no mundo.
  13. ^ "Morreu um infetado com Covid-19 em Portugal". Jornal de Noticias. 16 March 2020.
  14. ^ "Presidente do Santander, Vieira Monteiro, é a segunda vítima mortal por COVID-19 em Portugal". lifestyle.sapo.pt. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  15. ^ Associação Nacional de Médicos de Saúde Pública (18 March 2020). "Casos confirmados de COVID-19 em Portugal". Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  16. ^ "COVID-19 RELATÓRIO DE SITUAÇÃO" (PDF). covid19.min-saude.pt. 31 March 2020.

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