Daily infections and deaths from COVID-19 in Portugal retreated further from last week’s records on Tuesday and fewer patients were in intensive care, easing pressure on overstretched hospitals. Deaths rose by 260 to 13,017, below Monday’s increase of 275 and down from an all-time high of 303 reported on Thursday and Sunday. New infections totalled 5,540 after 5,805 the previous day, in a sharp slowdown from more than 16,000 last Thursday. The number of COVID patients on hospital wards and in intensive care units also dropped, the latter by 13 to 852.