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New maximum of daily cases as hospitals feel the pinch

Today’s DGS Covid bulletin shows a ‘new maximum of daily cases’ of SARS-CoV-2 infection, while numbers in hospitals are creeping steadily upwards. The problem with hospitals is that staff are among the tens of thousands testing positive everyday. Staff absenteeism is affecting rosters. Today’s numbers see another 40,945 infections; another 20 deaths (mainly in the Lisbon area) and another 71 people admitted into hospitals. There are now 1,635 people in the nation’s hospitals with Covid-19, of which 167 are in intensive care suffering the worst effects of the virus. For the full picture click here