Portugal confirmed this Wednesday a new daily maximum of coronavirus cases after notifying 39,570 positives in the last 24 hours, in addition to fourteen other deaths related to the disease.
The General Directorate of Health (DGS) has detailed in its latest balance sheet that with these figures, Portugal has already accumulated 1,499,976 cases of coronavirus and 19,029 deaths since the global pandemic broke out in March 2020.
This Wednesday’s update exceeds the 30,829 cases of coronavirus that were registered on December 31. This increase is consistent with the predictions of the Portuguese authorities that estimate a range between 42,000 and 130,000 positives during the first two weeks of January.
In the last 24 hours, another 48 hospital admissions have been recorded for a total of 1,251, of which 143 are in intensive care units, four less than the previous day and 36 of reaching 70 percent of occupation considered worrying by medical authorities.
However, the number of admissions is the highest since last March 8, when 1,278 people occupied the country’s hospital network due to the coronavirus, among which there were 312 in serious condition.
Finally, the incidence at the national level has risen to 2,104.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in fourteen days and reaches 2,114.3 if the island territories of Madeira and Azores are not taken into account, while the index of Transferability has fallen to 1.41.