First day without confirmed corona death in Portugal since March | 03.08.20

LISBON (dpa-AFX) – In the popular holiday destination Portugal, for the first time since the outbreak of the corona pandemic in mid-March, there was a day without an officially confirmed death in connection with Covid-19. However, 106 new infections were registered within 24 hours, the health authorities said in Lisbon on Monday.

The first Corona-related death was recorded in Portugal on March 16. At that time it was an 80-year-old man who was infected with the Sars-Cov-2 virus. Since then there has been no day without corona deaths. In total, Portugal reported more than 51,000 documented infections and 1,738 deaths.

For a long time, Portugal was one of the countries in Europe that had come through the crisis relatively well and with few contagion and casualty numbers. For a few weeks now, however, there has been an increase in new infections, especially in the greater Lisbon area. The situation there has eased slightly in the past few days. The lockdown in several – less visited by tourists

– Suburbs of the capital has recently been lifted./er/DP/fba

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