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Three dead and 441 new cases in Portugal – ZAP

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Nuno André Ferreira / Lusa

This Sunday, Portugal registers three more deaths and 441 new cases of infection, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

According to the latest bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health, the country registered, this Sunday, more three deaths e 441 new cases of covid-19.

The North region recorded the highest number of infections (193), followed by Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (109), the Central region (46) and the Algarve (38). In the Azores, 33 more positive cases were registered, while in Madeira there were 17 new infections. Alentejo is at the bottom of the list with only five new cases.

The North region did not register any deaths. Lisbon and Tagus Valley bring together two of the three deaths this Sunday, the third of which occurred in the Center region.

There are currently 428 hospitalized patients, 13 more than the previous day. Of these, 109 are in intensive care, six more than on Saturday

The DGS bulletin indicates that there are now 395 more people recovered of the disease, with a total of 788,669 recovered. There are still 74 more surveillance contacts and 43 more active cases, out of a total of 25,387.

Portugal has recorded, since the beginning of the pandemic, 831,001 cases of infection and 16,945 deaths from covid-19.

A risk matrix indicates that, at the national level, Portugal has a 14-day incidence of 71.6 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants and a transmissibility index R

According to the figures advanced by the task force responsible for the vaccination plan, Portugal administered, this Saturday, a total of 120 thousand doses of the vaccine, a number equivalent to a daily record of people vaccinated against covid-19.

The daily record made it possible to exceed 2.5 million doses administered since the beginning of the inoculation campaign.

The maximum was recorded on the same day that the mega-operation of vaccination of teachers, non-teaching staff and social response workers took place. Of this priority group, 100 thousand people were vaccinated.

Liliana Malainho Liliana Malainho, ZAP //

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