Portugal recorded another 7,914 cases of infection with the new coronavirus and 225 deaths, according to the latest data from the Directorate-General for Health. Although published in the bulletin this Thursday, the data is the total as of Wednesday. In total, there have been 13,482 deaths from Covid-19 and 748,858 confirmed cases in the country since March.
The tighter restriction imposed by the government in mid-January with school closings and mobility restrictions resulted in a faster decline in the SARS-CoV-2 portability rate, with that restriction approaching much of what was achieved in March and April last year. In about a week, the transferability of the new coronavirus in Portugal could already be reduced by 35% to 40%. However, hospital stays and deaths are still high, leaving no time to relax.
So far, 350,945 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Portugal, according to the accountant of the National Health Service (SNS) website. According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health, on February 3, 2021, 0.74% of Portuguese have already received the two doses of the vaccine – that is, they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
The position of coordinator of the task force managing the Covid-19 vaccination plan was taken over by Vice Admiral Gouveia e Melo following the resignation of Francisco Ramos, who was motivated by “irregularities in the selection process for the vaccination of Red Cross health professionals” Hospital “.