Compared to the situation in Portugal on the same day a year ago, the number of hospitalisations is significantly lower and there are also fewer deaths.
Portugal on Wednesday recorded 26,867 new infections with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, a new high since the beginning of the pandemic, and 12 more deaths associated with Covid-19, according to figures released by the health authority (DGS).
The daily epidemiological bulletin of DGS also records an increase in the number of people hospitalised, today standing at 971, 35 more than on Tuesday, and 151 in intensive care units, one less in the last 24 hours.
Active cases have again increased in the last 24 hours, totalling 136,020, 21,479 more than on Tuesday.
5,376 people have recovered from the disease, which increases the national total of recovered to 1,175,217.
Compared to the situation in Portugal on the same day a year ago, the number of hospitalisations is significantly lower, since 2,930 people were hospitalised a year ago, 486 of whom were in intensive care, and there are also fewer deaths (on the same day, the DGS bulletin counted 74 deaths in the previous 24 hours).