“On January 26, specific mortality by Covid-19 registered a value of 52.2 deaths in 14 days per one million inhabitants, which corresponds to an increase of 39% compared to the last report (37.6), indicating a growing trend in the impact of the pandemic on mortality”, indicate the “red lines” of the National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) and the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

According to the document, the value recorded in Portugal is higher than the threshold of 20 deaths in 14 days per one million inhabitants defined by the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) and higher than the threshold of 50 deaths, which translates to “a very high impact of the epidemic on specific mortality by Covid-19".

Regarding health services, the INSA and DGS report states that, on Wednesday, 147 patients with Covid-19 were in intensive care units (ICU), which corresponds to 58% of the critical threshold defined as critical of 255 beds occupied, when in the previous week this indicator was 60%.

“In the last week, the number of patients admitted to the ICU shows a stable trend”, but hospitals in the North region are at 84% of the occupancy alert level in intensive care.