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Portugal’s Covid numbers in hospital down to levels of March 2020

It has been another day for ‘good results’ in Portugal. The number of people in the country’s hospitals being treated for the most serious effects of Covid-19 have dropped to 296. They haven’t been this low since March 2020 (when the pandemic had only just arrived here).

The last 24-hours have seen four deaths with Covid-19, 258 new cases, 777 ‘recoveries’ (people no longer testing positive) and a reduction in numbers in intensive care (now down to just 87 patients).

The majority of new cases (128) were registered in the north, with areas like the Alentejo and Algarve showing the lowest numbers for months: +6 and +9 respectively.

The country’s active case count has now reduced to 22,833, while the lethality percentage of the virus has held at 2%, meaning that of the 837,715 citizens who have tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic, 16,981 have died (96.4% of whom have been described as over the age of 60).

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