Covid-19: Portugal crosses the 4000 daily cases barrier
Portugal yesterday surpassed the barrier of four thousand cases of Covid-19, on a day when it registered 33 deaths, one of the highest numbers ever.
img decoding=”async” loading=”lazy” src=”http://algarvedailynews.com/images/news2/18515.jpg” alt=”Covid-19: Portugal crosses the 4000 daily cases barrier ” width=”160″ height=”107″ style=”margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 5px; float: left;” />Portugal yesterday surpassed the barrier of four thousand cases of Covid-19, on a day when it registered 33 deaths, one of the highest numbers ever.
In total, 132616 cases and 2428 deaths from covid-19 have been recorded since the pandemic was reported in Portugal on March 2, breaking records for the second consecutive day.
After registering 3960 cases on Wednesday, this Thursday, Portugal surpassed the barrier of four thousand daily infections by Covid-19. With more than 4244 records, there are now more than 130 thousand positive cases recorded since the beginning of the pandemic.
With 33 deaths in 24 hours, this Thursday is the seventh day with the highest mortality associated with Covid-19, with the country returning to levels of fatalities only seen in April, at the peak of the first wave of the pandemic, when there were between 34 and 37 deaths, six times, with the maximum recorded on April 3.
The fatal victims to date are 18 men and 15 women. Most, as has been a habit since the beginning of the pandemic, are people over 80 years old (nine men and 12 women). In the immediately preceding age group, the second most affected by the pandemic, Covid-19 took nine more lives (six men and three women).
The number of hospitalized patients continues to rise: with 40 more people hospitalized, there are now 1834 people in need of hospital care, 269 of whom (seven more) in intensive care units.
The Bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health, released this Thursday, registers another 1657 people recovered from the Covid-19. All told, there are more than 2279 active cases compared to Wednesday, for a total of 51996 people infected with the new coronavirus currently in Portugal .
There are also 2394 more contacts under surveillance by health authorities. Thus, there are 62457 people who were close to confirmed patients and whose health status is monitored.