Testing drive registers almost 9,000 new infections in last 24-hours

With focus on mass-testing at an all-time high in Portugal, today’s DGS Covid bulletin reports almost 9,000 new SARS-CoV-2 infections in the last 24-hours. Talking to TVI, health minister Marta Temido has admitted that Portugal will very possibly reach a ‘record’ in the number of new infections within the next few days. Deaths from Covid nonetheless remain “relatively controlled” she admitted (today’s tally for example comes in at just 11), referring nonetheless to an ‘excess in mortality’ for this time of year.