By Tara Rippin • 09 December 2020 • 18:15
Covid-19 infections rise in Portugal after two days of falling figures.
ACCORDING to the latest bulletin from the Directorate General of Health (DGS), Portugal has recorded 4,097 new coronavirus cases and 70 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has registered 5,192 deaths and 332,073 infections.
Currently, there are 72,181 active cases – up 1,755 on Tuesday, December 8.
The DGS epidemiological bulletin reveals that 3,332 people are hospitalised, 69 more than yesterday, of which 504 in intensive care.
This is five more ICU patients in the last 24 hours.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.
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