The Portuguese Ministry of Health confirmed another 1,497 cases of coronavirus this Wednesday, the highest daily number since last February 20, bringing the incidence to 128.6 infections per 100,000 people, putting the country in the “red zone” the epidemiological traffic light.
The Directorate-General of Health (DGS) has reported three more deaths from the disease, all in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, the region hardest hit by the pandemic, which accounts for 64.4 percent of the cases this Wednesday, i.e. 964. the biggest increase since February 19th.
In total, the DGS has counted 868,323 accumulated cases since the beginning of the pandemic, of which 822,234 correspond to those who managed to overcome the disease, while 17,077 died.
The situation in Portuguese hospitals has improved compared to the previous weeks when the number of admissions began to increase. This means that there are now 437 inpatient hospital stays on the ward, thirteen fewer than the previous day and another hundred in intensive care units.