British variant to come up here; “Dramatic month” for Brazil

British variant to come up here; “Dramatic month” for Brazil
British variant to come up here; “Dramatic month” for Brazil
A Directorate-General for Health (DGS) released this Monday’s epidemiological bulletin, which reported 159 new cases of Covid-19 and six deaths in the last 24 hours. Although on Monday these indicators are usually lower, this is the lowest number of daily cases since August 24 (123).

In cumulative terms, Portugal accounts for 823,494 contagions and 16,885 fatalities. The number of recovered people amounts to 780 thousand, while active cases have dropped to less than 26 thousand.

Hospital admissions rose slightly (19 more), but in Intensive Care they decreased.

The incidence of virus transmission receded, but the Rt increased to 0.98 nationally and to 1 at continental level.

You can consult in these interactive maps the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic in Portugal and in the world.

Follow the MINUTES here the latest developments on Covid-19 in Portugal and in the World.

17h35 – The director of the Butantan Institute indicated, this Sunday, that “April is going to be the dramatic month” for Brazil, at a time when “the transmission speed is still too high”.

Dimas Covas also criticized Jair Bolsonaro’s management and his stance in relation to restrictive measures, accusing him of doing “social Darwinism”. “It exposes people to the virus: resistant people survive and others die,” he said..

17h28 – Italian civil protection announced on Monday that 10,680 new infections were diagnosed and 296 more people died from Covid-19. Italy accumulates 3,678,944 cases of infection and 111,326 fatalities. The total recovered increased to 2,997,522.

17h05 – The variant of the SARS-CoV-2 associated with the United Kingdom continues on an “upward trajectory” in Portugal and is responsible for the “great majority of cases”, having been detected in 82.9% of the samples collected in March, announced today the INSA.

16h45 – Playful fishing, in the following ways, boarded and underwater, can be practiced again starting today, according to a note released by the Directorate-General for Natural Resources, Safety and Maritime Services (DGRM).

16h31 – This Monday, the UK reports 26 more deaths and 2,726 new cases of contagion due to the new coronavirus pandemic..

The British Department of Health and Welfare has now accounted for 4,362,150 positive diagnoses across the region, which includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, since the start of the pandemic crisis last year. The total number of deaths with a positive test in the previous 28 days is now 126,862.

16h14 – Rua João Barreira, in the Lisbon district of Telheiras, known as the “Rua das Esplanadas”, has come back to life today with the reopening of these spaces.

3:34 p.m. – Portugal today has an average of new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection per million inhabitants in the last seven days of 41.02, slightly higher than last week, but a far cry from the worst-off countries.

The country, which a week ago had an average of 40.31, remains more than eighty places below the top of the table, occupied today by Uruguay, with 836.94 cases, followed by several countries in Eastern Europe: Hungary, with 770.72, Poland (707.94), Serbia (675.24) and Estonia (621.27), according to the statistical website Our World in Data.

For the European Union, this indicator is today at 363.14 and in the world at 75.8.

With regard to the daily average of deaths attributed to Covid-19 per million inhabitants in the last seven days, Portugal is at 0.59, while the European Union is at 5.46 and the world at 1.27.

Also Read: TO THE MINUTE: Continent with Rt of 1; Back to school is “turning the page”

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