Portugal is exceeding 1,500 daily cases and the government plans to stop the lack of sophistication

Portugal has continued to surpass the daily case numbers with the 1,556 counted in the last 24 hours, the highest number since last February 19, placing the country in the “red zone” of the epidemiological traffic light for what is expected remains for the government to stop the deconfinance plan in the Council of Ministers, which is being held this Thursday.

“There are no conditions to continue the planned de-escalation plan,” said State and Presidential Minister Mariana Vieira da Silva, who made it clear, however, that the pandemic was not “out of control”, although “the situation is more serious”.

Da Silva has reported that “the numbers are expected to continue to rise”, pointing to the Indian variant as the main culprit for that increase, which, while predictable due to lack of sophistication, the government recognizes “would not have expected it to.” is high. “

Portugal is exceeding 1,500 daily cases and the government plans to stop the lack of sophistication
Portugal is exceeding 1,500 daily cases and the government plans to stop the lack of sophistication

In total, since the pandemic broke out in March last year, 869,879 people have been infected with the disease, of which 823,103 have recovered, the last 869 this Thursday. On the other hand, there are 17,079 deaths, two more than the previous day. There are now 29,697 cases that remain active.

“We all would like to have a date for this situation to end, but it doesn’t work that way,” says Da Silva, who believes that full vaccination can be achieved by citizens over 60 that he hopes can be achieved . “In two or three weeks”, can have a “decisive effect”.

The situation of hospitals in terms of hospital admissions remains positive, with ten fewer than the previous day, occupying 427 beds across Portuguese territory. The intensive care units have admitted six more patients, a total of 106.

The Lisbon and Tagus Valley region again counted the most cases this Thursday with 1,049, in addition to one of the two deaths, that of a woman between 70 and 79 years, according to the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

The difficult situation in Lisbon, where a perimeter closure was ordered on weekends in the last few weeks, will be taken by the Council of Ministers this Thursday to reverse the de-escalation plan for the capital and to press ahead with the closure of facilities, companies and hotels.

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