COVID-19 cases from Portugal set a record, with Omicron dominating with 83%

COVID-19 cases from Portugal set a record, with Omicron dominating with 83%
COVID-19 cases from Portugal set a record, with Omicron dominating with 83%

People line up on Christmas Eve in Lisbon, Portugal, on December 23, 2021, just before Christmas, to be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19). REUTERS / Pedro Nunes

LISBON, Dec 31 (Reuters) – Portugal hit a new record of 30,829 cases of corona virus on Friday, down from 28,659 the day before, with the fast-spreading Omigran variant estimated to account for 83% of all new cases, from according to official data.

The Health Authority has registered 18 deaths caused by DGS COVID-19 since Thursday, the 16th, but this is part of the more than 300 daily deaths at the end of January, when Portugal launched its vaccination campaign.

The number of patients in intensive care was 145 and by early 2021 it was less than 900.

Portugal has one of the highest vaccination rates against COVID-19 in the world, with 87% of its 10 million inhabitants fully vaccinated.

Before New Year’s Eve, the government ordered the closing of nightclubs and bars, making it mandatory for people to enter hotels, casinos and restaurants to take the COVID – 19 tests, and limiting outdoor meetings to 10 people. see More information

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