Portugal recorded a new maximum in the number of new cases of covid-19: 4224 cases on Wednesday. The bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) this Thursday also informs that 33 people died in those 24 hours. Since April 24th, the day 34 people died that not so many people died in Portugal due to the covid-19.
The numbers in hospitals have also reached new highs: there are 1834 people hospitalized, 40 of them in the last 24 hours alone. Never before have so many people been hospitalized due to covid-19 in Portugal. Of those admitted, 269 are in intensive care units (ICU), seven more than on Wednesday. This is the fourth largest number of people admitted to the ICU, just below those registered from April 5th to 7th (270 and 271 were registered during those three days).
These figures appear in the DGS daily bulletin, released this Thursday, which accounts for 54,486 active cases of infection and over 1701 recovered. The total number of cases amounts to 132,616 and the number of deaths to 2428 since the beginning of the pandemic in March.
The two metropolitan regions of Portugal account for 85% of the new cases identified. In the North alone, more than half (59%) of new cases were registered: 2474 cases on the last day. The second most affected region is Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 1102 cases (26%), followed by the center, with 524 new cases; Algarve (63); Alentejo (50); Wood (six); and Azores (five).
It was also in the North that most deaths were recorded by covid-19: 16 deaths. In Lisbon and Vale do Tejo there were 12 and in the center five. There were no new deaths in the remaining regions of Portugal.