The Portuguese authorities reported this Friday that an additional 11 deaths and 374 cases of COVID-19 have occurred in the last 24 hours, an increase of 0.7 percent in deaths from the disease.
In total there are 1,598 deaths and 43,356 infected in the country, which corresponds to a growth rate of 0.87 percent, as the newspaper ‘Público’ emphasized. Of the new cases, 300 (80.2 percent) come from the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo regions.
Health authorities have also highlighted that another 327 patients have managed to overcome the disease, making a total of 28,424 people who have recovered. There are currently 510 people in the hospital, 77 of them in intensive care units.
Prime Minister António Costa invited the British to spend the summer holidays in the Algarve this Friday after the Boris Johnson government decided to exclude Portugal from the list of countries they would like to travel to.
Costa has therefore compared the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants of the United Kingdom with that of the Algarve. “What is the safest place to stay? You’re welcome to vacation here,” he said. The President has shown in a graphic that the proportion in the British territory is 418 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which corresponds to 142 in the Algarve.