Portugal hits another record as Covid cases continue to rise

  • ECO News
  • 12 January 2022

In the last 24 hours, 40,945 cases of infection and 20 deaths from SARS-Cov-2 have been identified in the country.

The health authorities have identified 40,945 new cases of Covid-19, which brings the total number of infected since the beginning of the pandemic to 1,734,343. This Wednesday’s bulletin also shows that 20 more people have died of the disease in the last 24 hours, making a total of 19,181 deaths.

The daily epidemiological bulletin, published by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), additionally reports an increase in the number of people hospitalised, with 1,635 hospitalisations this Wednesday, 71 more than yesterday, and 167 in intensive care units, 14 more in the last 24 hours.

The North is the region with the highest number of cases, totalling 15,943, followed by Lisbon and Tagus Valley (15,293), Centre (4,850), Madeira (2,046), Algarve (1,241), Alentejo (1,133) and Azores (439).

Of the 20 deaths, 14 occurred in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, five in the North and one in the Algarve.