The Portuguese Ministry of Health counted another coronavirus death this Friday, as well as another 337 cases, bringing 838,852 people to the disease since the pandemic began, of which 16,989 have died.
The report presented this Friday by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) indicates a decrease in hospital pressures compared to previous days. 280 patients were admitted with coronavirus symptoms, including 75 in intensive care units.
In the past 24 hours, the medical discharge of 490 people has also been confirmed, bringing a total of 799,442 people to the rescue while another 22,421 cases remain active.
Most cases were rediscovered in the northern region, 143, followed by Lisbon and the Tajo Valley with 125 infections. Centro has 67 positives and Algarve has another 16, in addition to the death of a woman in her 70s this Friday. The Alentejo and Azores have added nine, while Madeira has diagnosed eight infections.
The portability index has decreased slightly to 0.92, while the incidence per 100,000 population has decreased by four percentage points to 57.7 cases and has reached 55.4 if the situation in the two island areas is not taken into account.
With these numbers, Portugal is making good progress on its de-escalation plan, although the municipality of Cabeceiras de Basto in Braga, North Zone, is the only one that will continue as before for the next seven days. The Deposit Insurance Scheme has detailed that there are 23 other regions that will remain on alert for another week, as well as three other regions – Carregal do Sal, Odemira, Paredes de Coura and Resende – without being able to leave detention.