The Portuguese government this Friday reported the highest daily data on coronavirus infections since April 16, specifically 687 which have already tested positive for 62,813 people since the COVID pandemic began in Portuguese territory. 19th
Portugal has seen some of the worst data in several months in the last few days, in a context marked by the announcement of tightening restrictions on September 15, when the state of emergency will take effect across the country.
The government is particularly concerned about the development of the pandemic in the Lisbon and Porto metropolitan areas. In Lisbon and in the Tajo Valley, 368 infected people have been registered since Thursday, and 226 in the north.
The Department of Health has also confirmed three new deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the tentative balance of deaths from COVID-19 to 1,855. In addition, according to the public network RTP, 54 of the 404 patients admitted to hospitals remain in the intensive care unit.
The recovery in cases has resulted in the UK adding most of Portugal to the list of risk areas so those arriving on UK territory will have to go into quarantine. The Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has described the measure as “unfair”.