Portugal exceeds 1,900 deaths, with the highest daily figure in two months

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Portugal has passed this Sunday the 1,900 deaths from coronavirus since the pandemic began by adding another 13 fatalities, which is the highest daily figure since July 9 and an increase compared to the trend of the last week.

According to the data released today by the Portuguese Directorate General of Health (DGS), the country adds 1,912 deaths, 13 more than the day before, when 5 deaths were registered.

Is the highest daily figure since July 9, when the pandemic spread through the Lisbon region and the Portuguese Government had to take measures to contain it.

Portugal registered in the last 24 hours 552 new infections, below the 849 on Saturday and the one thousand that the Prime Minister, António Costa, expects to be reached next week, although it is usual for the data on Sunday to be lower because during the weekend there are fewer notifications.

In total, since March the Portuguese country accumulates 68,577 cases of Covid-19 infection, of which just over 21,000 are active.

The number of hospitalized also increased compared to this Saturday, to a total of 511 (14 more), of which 63 are in intensive care units.

The pandemic began to accelerate in the last two weeks in Portugal, a situation expected by the authorities due to the return from vacation and the opening of schools, which led the Portuguese Government to implement new measures.

Since the 15th, the whole country is in state of “contingency” with time restrictions to commercial establishments, which cannot open before 10 am and the closing must take place between 8 pm and 11 pm, as determined by each City Council.

The concentrations are limited to 10 people, although there are scenarios with stricter rules: in the restaurant area of ​​shopping centers and in cafeterias and restaurants that are less than 300 meters from a school, there may only be four people per table.

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