Portugal approaches 100 thousand cases of covid-19

Portugal approaches 100 thousand cases of covid-19
Portugal approaches 100 thousand cases of covid-19

The exponential increase in cases of covid-19 in Portugal since mid-August has meant that the number of people infected since the beginning of the pandemic has reached 99,911, of which 38,730 are still active.

According to the DGS (Directorate-General for Health of Portugal), the number of inpatients in Portuguese hospitals is 1,086 and the beds of ICUs (Intensive Care Units) occupied by patients with covid-19 are 155 throughout the country. parents.

To date, 2,181 people per covid-19 in Portuguese territory.

The country recorded the highest number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic last week, with a total of 13,247 new infections and a positive rate of 6.4% per test.

The objective of the Portuguese health authorities is centered on the practice of massive tests for early detection of asymptomatic patients, so that during the last week there were days when up to 30 thousand tests were carried out daily.

Portugal is in a state of calamity, where street meetings cannot have more than six deputies, and the government will soon promote a law in Parliament to make wearing a mask on the street mandatory.

The government is still waiting for Parliament’s support to promote the widespread use of “Stayaway Covid”, a virus detection application that alerts people to positive contacts and that has generated a tense political debate in Portugal.

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