At least 973 people have died from a coronavirus in Portugal, according to a recent health ministry report that has caused 25 deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of people infected has risen to 24,505, 183 more than in Tuesday’s bulletin.
The António Costa government has also hospitalized 980 people, 169 of whom are in intensive care, reports public television.
The Director General for Health, Graça Freitas, has assured that “regardless of the place of death, it is registered”. 93 percent of COVID-19 deaths occurred in hospitals, compared to four percent in nursing homes and three percent in homes.
Portugal will not renew the state of emergency once its current term ends on May 2. The government plans to announce its plan to gradually reopen activities and services this week, although it has already warned that the situation will only normalize if there is no vaccine.