Portugal to beat record of cases for 3 consecutive days. There weren’t so many deaths since April

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In Portugal, in the last 24 hours, 21 more people died from the covid-19 pandemic; since April 3, there were not so many daily deaths. At the time, there were 37. The cases also increased again: an additional 2,608 infections were confirmed. For three consecutive days, the country has broken daily records of cases.

According to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) of this Friday (16 October), in total, since the pandemic began, 95 902 people have been infected, 56 066 recovered (985 more) and 2 149 fatalities in Portugal.

At this time, there are 37 687 active Portuguese patients to be monitored by health authorities, 1 602 more than yesterday. 97% are receiving treatment at home.

The majority of those infected in the last 24 hours are located in the northern region (over 1,350 – 51.8% of the total) and in Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (725 – 27.8%). Next are the center (plus 323), Alentejo (150), Algarve (44), Madeira (12) and the Azores (four).

Portugal crossed, for the first time, the barrier of two thousand daily cases of infection with the new coronavirus this Wednesday, when 2,072 infections were reported. This number was exceeded on Thursday (2 101 cases) and exceeded again this Friday. At a press conference, the Secretary of State for Health, Diogo Serras Lopes, spoke at a “growing trend for an increase in cases, not only in Portugal, but also in other countries”.

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