The Portuguese authorities reported eight deaths and 884 new positive results from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours this Saturday.
The Bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health of the Portuguese Government thus collects 1,944 deaths and 72,939 cases recorded since the pandemic began. There are currently 23,615 active cases, 499 more than on Friday.
Six of the eight deaths are in the Lisbon region and the Tajo Valley, another corresponds to the north and another to the center. Lisbon and the Tajo Valley are also the region with the highest number of new infections.
In terms of hospital stays, they have fallen by nine people to 615, of which 85 correspond to patients in intensive care units, one less than on Friday.