For the fourth consecutive day, Portugal once again reached a record number of new covid-19 cases, surpassing the 30,000 barrier for the first time. The daily bulletin released by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) reveals that, in the last 24 hours, there were over 30,829 infections and 18 deaths in the country.
The bulletin reveals that the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region continues to concentrate the largest number of new cases, having reached a new record of infections: 14,903 cases in 24 hours. The North region registered 9,435 cases, followed by the Center region (with 3,340 cases), Algarve (978), Madeira (914), Alentejo (911) and Azores (348).
As for the cases of infection that hospital care provides, there are now 1,024 people in the hospital, 10 fewer than the day before. Of these, there are 145 patients in intensive care units (ICU), after having admitted another patient to the ICU.
Regarding the 18 deaths, the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region registered seven deaths, followed by the North and Center regions, both with three fatalities. In Algarve and Madeira, there were two deaths and, in Alentejo, one. In the autonomous region of the Azores, there is no record of deaths in the last 24 hours.
There are over 20,288 active cases and a total of 10,523 people recovered from covid-19.
Incidence and Rt increase
This Friday, the risk matrix, which monitors the evolution of covid-19 in Portugal, was also updated. As expected, Portugal remains in the red quadrant of the matrix, after being revealed by the omicron variant, it already represents 82.9% of the new cases registered in the country.
According to the DGS bulletin, one report per 100,000 inhabitants it rose from 1182.7 cases (there were 923.4 cases on Wednesday) 1,182.7 at the national level, and increased to 1,188.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants on the continent (on Wednesday it was 927.6 cases) .
The transmissibility index (Rt) rose to 1.35 nationally (it was 1.29) and 1.36 on the mainland (it was 1.30 previously).