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Coronavirus.- Portugal registers 2,560 new cases of COVID-19 and returns to data from the beginning of September


MADRID, 23 (EUROPA PRESS)

The Portuguese health authorities have reported 2,560 new cases of COVID-19 this Tuesday, an unprecedented daily balance since September 2 and that raises the cases considered currently active above 45,000 after the upward trend of recent weeks.

The Portuguese General Health Directorate has registered 1,126,318 positives for coronavirus, of which more than 45,000 are considered active cases. At least 18,353 patients have lost their lives, victims of COVID-19, 14 more than on Monday, while the number of admitted increases to 649.

The 14-day incidence is around 230 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and experts have recommended anticipating the foreseeable rise by adopting new restrictions. Prime Minister António Costa has initiated a round of contacts with other parties to examine the situation of the pandemic in Portugal.

However, for now nothing indicates that there may be a confinement, a hypothesis that has been publicly ruled out by the president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who considers that “there is no comparison” with the situation of previous waves, according to the public network RTP.

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