Portugal has another new all-time high with 26,867 coronavirus cases

Portugal registered a new historical maximum of coronavirus cases this Wednesday with 26,867 positive cases, surpassing the previous day’s record of 17,172 and more than twelve deaths related to the disease.

This is the first time Portugal has added more than 20,000 cases of coronavirus in 24 hours since the pandemic broke out in March 2020. A total of 1.33 million have already accumulated since then, of which 18,921 correspond to those who did not manage to overcome the disease.

The General Directorate of Health (DGS) has reported that 35 more infected patients will be admitted to Portuguese hospitals, out of a total of 971, including 151 in intensive care units. On the other hand, another 5,376 were laid off this Wednesday, which is already 1.17 million people.

Portugal has another new all-time high with 26,867 coronavirus cases
Portugal has another new all-time high with 26,867 coronavirus cases

All regions broke their respective infection records this Wednesday, Lisbon and North concentrate on 78.3 percent of the new cases with 11,958 and 9,069 respectively. 3,384 positives were identified in the central zone; in Madeira, 771; 709 in the Algarve; 700 in the Alentejo; and another 276 in the Azores.

Lisbon is also the region with the most fatalities this Wednesday, at five. According to the DGS, half of the twelve deceased were over 80 years old; while the youngest two men were between 60 and 69 years of age.

In terms of the risk matrix, Portugal remains in the red zone of its epidemiological traffic light, with the incidence increasing to 14 days from 923.4 cases per 100,000 people nationwide, while it would reach 927.6 positive without counting the island areas. The transferability index also increases to 1.29.

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