This Monday number was only exceeded during the so-called fifth wave, when there were days at the end of January with about 65,000 cases in 24 hours.
It has been more than three months since Portugal had a lot of daily cases COVID-19. The new figures revealed by the Directorate General of Health, revealed that, after the usual decline at the weekend, diagnoses grew on Monday again, reaching 33,939 new positive cases.
Data from the health authorities also indicate that since February 8 Portugal has not seen a large number of new cases of SARS-CoV-2 and that the number now reached, in one day, has only been exceeded during the so-called fifth wave, in The end of January there were days with about 65,000 cases in 24 hours.
Specialists emphasized that this sixth wave has less serious consequences for health, with fewer hospitalizations and deaths compared to the first waves of the pandemic that reached Portugal in March 2020.
Figures from the DGS reveal that there is, however, an upward trend in deaths, even if it is far from the rate of increase in new daily cases.
This Monday, 29 people in Portugal died of COVID-19, after 35 deaths were counted on Sunday – the highest number since February 19.
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