260 deaths and 5549 new cases of covid have been reported in the last 24 hours, according to updated data from the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) this Tuesday (February 2).
There are fewer 94 patients with covid-19 hospitalized. Of the 6775 who are hospitalized, 852 are in intensive care units – 13 fewer than yesterday.
There are still 17 572 people recovered from the disease.
There are currently 166 888 active cases, minus 12 292 in 24 hours. The death toll has also been falling, which is beginning to show a stabilizing trend in the country.
Lisbon and Tagus Valley remains the most penalized region. The northern region is the second with the highest number of new cases.
This is the third consecutive day of 24-hour death setbacks, which still 15th consecutive day above 200. However, Tuesday’s 260 dead are the lowest in the past eight days.
As for the number of new cases, it is the lowest in the last 28 days – even though it benefits from the usual weekend effect, which still takes effect on Tuesday, the figure is much lower than that of the last three Tuesdays (10,765, 10,455 and 7259).
This Tuesday, the European Commission has made it known that it is “ready to help” Portugal in the health crisis created by the covid-19 pandemic, which may include the costs of deploying medical teams or transferring patients, should the country request such assistance.
“Our Emergency Response Coordination Center closely monitors the critical situation related to the covid-19 pandemic in Portugal and is ready to help if [o país] need assistance, ”wrote the European Commissioner for Crisis Management today, Janez Lenarcic, in a post on the social network Twitter.
Germany and Austria have already offered, bilaterally, to help Portugal due to the high number of new infections and the saturation of the health system, namely in intensive care.
In the case of Germany, a medical assistance team with 26 members of the German Armed Forces will arrive in Portugal this Wednesday, as announced by the German Government in a statement sent to Lusa, also supplying hospital beds and medical equipment.
For its part, Austria has already made itself available to treat critically ill patients in its hospitals.
Ana Moura, ZAP //