Portugal has surpassed for the first time the barrier of 50,000 daily COVID’19 cases this Wednesday, since the beginning of the pandemic.
According to the Portuguese health authority, in the last 24 hours, the country recorded 52,549 more cases of infection and 33 fatalities.
Of the new cases of infection recorded today 22,455 occurred in the North region, 7,744 in the Center, 16,192 in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo. The South region reported 3,462 cases, 1,502 in Alentejo, and 1,960 in the Algarve. The Azores reported 831 cases and Madeira 1,865.
Of the deaths, ten occurred in the North of the country, five in the Center, 15 in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, one in the South in the Alentejo, and one in the Azores.
At the national level the rate of infection increased to 4,490.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants., bringing the total since the beginning of the pandemic to 2,003,169.
There were 33 more deaths reported this Wednesday, increasing the accumulated total for the entire Portuguese territory to 19,413.
The recoveries, in the last 24 hours, were 28,825, bringing the total to 1,627, 279 since the beginning of the epidemic. The population of Portugal is estimated at 10,150,728.
The transmissibility index (Rt) of the virus is now set at 1.11 at the national level.
Hospital admissions in the country did not change much on the last day: there are now 1,959 patients with COVID’19 hospitalized, four more than the day before.
There are 153 patients in Intensive Care Units, seven fewer than the previous day.