Portugal is registering more than 33,300 new cases of COVID-19 and is approaching 1.7 million in total

The Portuguese health authorities reported 33,340 cases of COVID-19 this Tuesday, and the country has already accumulated nearly 1.7 million positive cases since the pandemic began, due in recent weeks to the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus that appears to be is more contagious, has been made worse.

Specifically, the Portuguese General Directorate of Health (DGS) has collected 1,693,398 cases in its official balance, while the number of deaths is 19,161, 28 more than on Monday. The number of hospitalized patients is falling slightly, both on admission to the factory and in intensive care units, reports the RTP chain.

António Costa’s government tightened the restrictions on the Christmas holidays, but next Friday some of them will be relaxed, such as access to the hotel industry or the obligation to telework. In addition, he kept the calendar unchanged from the classes that were reopened on Monday.

Portugal is registering more than 33,300 new cases of COVID-19 and is approaching 1.7 million in total
Portugal is registering more than 33,300 new cases of COVID-19 and is approaching 1.7 million in total

In academia, however, the authorities have sponsored a special tracking campaign to identify possible cases of COVID-19. Around 220,000 employees in training centers – not just teachers – can be tested these days, according to government calculations.

The executive is also planning to draw up a concrete plan for the parliamentary elections on January 30th, so that isolated people also retain their right to vote. Citizens summoned to polling stations will have priority to receive the booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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