Portugal passes barrier of 1 million citizens infected with SARS-CoV-2 since start of pandemic

Portugal has just passed the barrier of over one million citizens infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus since the start of the pandemic. Thanks to the advent of vaccines (and consequent fall in the number of deaths), the virus has so far infected just under 10% of the population in 18 months (1,056,042 people), proving fatal for 1.6% (17.866). Taken as a percentage of inhabitants in Portugal, the death toll from Covid since it began has been 0.17%. Of the 1,056,042 infected with the virus, 1,000,811 have been pronounced recovered, while 37, 365 are still currently listed as infected. Incidence levels and Rt (transmission) have been relentlessly falling – currently to 208.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants nationally, with a 0.85 Rt.

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