By Matthew Roscoe • 17 December 2020 • 18:09
PORTUGAL sadly records 87 deaths although hospital admissions drop again, continuing an encouraging trend, which also saw a fall in infections in the last 24 hours.
According to the Directorate General of Health (DGS) since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has tragically registered 5,902 COVID-related deaths with daily death figures ranging between 80 and 90 in recent weeks.
In the last 24 hours, 4,320 infections were reported which represents a drop of around 400 from the day before, bringing the total number of positive cases since the pandemic broke out to 362,616, of which almost 70,000 are active.
In hospitals, there was a further drop in the total number of patients admitted with covid-19, to 3,142, 39 fewer than on Wednesday, December 16.
However, there has been a small rise among those admitted to intensive care, which now stands at 494, which is eight from the previous day’s data.
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