Portugal recorded, on Wednesday, five deaths and 888 new cases of infection by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, according to the most recent data from the Directorate-General for Health, released this Thursday.
In total, the country accounts for 18,149 deaths by covid-19 and 1,088,133 confirmed cases since March 2020, the month in which the first cases of infection were registered in the national territory.
There are two more people hospitalized in Portuguese hospitals, now accounting for a total of 318 patients hospitalized with covid-19. There is one less patient in intensive care units than on Tuesday, out of 60.
Health authorities said 671 more people were recovered, a total of 1,038,529 since the start of the pandemic.
This Wednesday, the balance between recoveries and new changes was positive, which means a reduction in the number of active covid-19 cases in Portugal. There are now 31,455, with 21,930 contacts under surveillance (350 more than on Tuesday).
Of the five deaths recorded on Wednesday, the three occurred in the older age group – people aged 80 and over. One death occurred between the ages of 70 and 79 years old and the fifth between 60 and 69 years old.
The risk matrix, which monitors the evolution of the epidemiological situation, is not updated on Thursday. For this same reason, Portugal remains in the “yellow zone” of risk. This Wednesday, in the most recent update of this table, the country registered increases both in the R
The transferability index is fixed at 1.08, both nationally and only on the continent. Already a report rose to 94.8 cases of infection per 100 million inhabitants in 14 days in the country – 94.9 on the continent. This Friday, this data will be revised and updated again.