Bank Holiday Covid bulletin: 17 deaths and highest total of new cases since last February

Focus once again is on the daily DGS Covid bulletin which today sees the highest number of new cases detected in a 24-hour period since last February: 4,670 positive tests – vast majority in the north (1,438), Lisbon (1,401) and central region (1,231). Deaths too have seen a leap to 17 – again the majority in the areas worst affected, plus three in Madeira. For the full bulletin click here. There has been a total of 1,151,919 positive cases of infection by SARS-CoV-2 in Portugal since the start of the pandemic, seeing 1,077,683 people recover. Right now, 55,778 people are infected with Covid-19, all but 841 of them recovering (in isolation) at home. Deaths as of today (since the start of the pandemic) have reached 18, 458.