Portugal has already passed the 1,000 daily cases of Covid-19

  • ECO News
  • 8 October 2020

The Covid-19 report on Thursday will show that Portugal has registered over 1,000 cases of Covid-19, revealed António Lacerda Sales, the Deputy Secretary of State for Health.

Portugal recorded over 1,000 Covid-19 cases a day this Thursday. The number is expected to exceed 1,000 when the Directorate General for Health (DGS) releases its report on the overall situation of Covid-19 in Portugal around lunchtime.

The information was revealed by the Deputy Secretary of State for Health, António Lacerda Sales, during a visit to Braga Hospital, reported the Jornal de Notícias. It will be only the third time that the country registers so many daily cases since the beginning of the pandemic crisis. The highest number so far was registered on April 10 (1,516 new cases), followed by March 31 (1,035 new cases).

The return to a scenario of more than 1,000 cases a day comes on top of what some experts already consider to be the second wave of Covid-19, marked by the acceleration of new cases after the summer holidays. However, it comes at a time when the number of tests performed per day is higher than in March and April. In other words, the country now has a greater capacity to measure Covid-19 than it had when the new coronavirus arrived in Portugal.