COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal

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COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal
Pt(covid19.png
Map of municipalities with coronavirus cases (as of 7 May 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, Hubei, China
Index casePorto
Arrival date2 March 2020
(5 months and 2 days)
Confirmed cases28,132[1]
Active cases26,278[1]
Suspected cases282,961[1]
Severe cases103[1]
Hospitalized cases692[1]
Recovered3,182[1]
Deaths
1,175[1]
Government 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.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Portugal in March 2020 by the Directorate-General of Health (DGS).

Cases[change | change source]

The first recorded cases of COVID-19 in Portugal were reported on 2 March.[2] A week later, the Portuguese government declared the highest level of alert because of COVID-19 and said it would be maintained until 9 April.[3]

Response[change | change source]

On 18 March, the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, declared State of Emergency for the following fifteen days, with the possibility of it being extended. It was the first act of emergency since the Carnation Revolution in 1974.[4] The act was extended on 2 April.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "Ponto de Situação em Portugal". covid19.min-saude.pt (in Portuguese).
  2. 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. "Parlamento aprova prolongamento do estado de emergência até 17 de abril". Sapo (in Portuguese). 2 April 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2020.