Nearly 9,000 people have contracted coronavirus in the past 24 hours in Portugal. People; This is the largest daily increase since February – Health Minister Marta Temido reported on Wednesday at a press conference in Lisbon.

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The head of the ministry indicated that in February when very high daily infection rates were recorded, The Portuguese health service was paralyzed. Temedo added that in recent days, the number of daily infections fluctuated at the level of 3-5 thousand.

The minister explained that although Portuguese hospitals are operating efficiently, there has been an increase in the number of patients in hospitals in the past 24 hours. The ministry estimates that more than 900 patients are currently being treated in healthcare facilities for Covid-19, including 155 in the intensive care unit.

The latest report from the Ministry of Health shows that the region of Portugal hardest hit by the epidemic is currently the Lisbon bloc, which was 47% of all confirmed infections in the past 24 hours.

According to the spa, the past 24 hours have brought a record number of infections during the epidemic in the Maderan archipelago, which is popular with tourists. 282 injuries were recorded there.

Eleven patients with Covid-19 died in Portugal between Tuesday and Wednesday. Among the dead It is predominated by people over 80 years old.

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