As of 12 pm, 28 March 2020, a total of 32 754 people have been tested for the COVID-19 disease in Portugal, with the vast majority coming back negative.

The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus has risen to 5170. It is an increase of 902 from yesterday, when the total stood at 4268.

100 people who have tested positive for the disease have died in Portugal so far: 44 in the North, 28 in the Center, 27 in the Lisbon and Tejo Valley region and 1 in Algarve. Also, with regard to the deaths occurred, 2 were in the 40-49 years old age range, 5 were in the 50-59 years old age range, 14 were in the 60-69 years old age range, 21 were in the 70-79 years old age range and 58 were older than 80.

Out of the 5170 confirmed positive cases, 4752 are recovering at home while 418 are being treated at the hospital. Out of those 418, 89 are in the ICU (intensive care unit).

4938 people are waiting for the laboratory testing results, while 19927 are keeping contact with the Health Authorities.  

It is also important to note that the number of people who have recovered from this disease did not show an increase from yesterday, therefore remaining constant at 43.

All of this information is based on data available up until 28 March, 11 am and more information regarding the demographics can be found in the epidemiological bulletin released today by the DGS (Directorate-General of Health).