Almost 70% of the diagnostic tests were done in April

in News · 19-04-2020 14:14:00 · 0 Comments

Of the approximately 249,000 covid-19 diagnostic tests carried out since March 1, 68% were carried out in April, the Minister of Health revealed today.

“With regard to supplies, 5.5 million surgical masks and 1.2 million breathing masks, the FFP1 and FFP3, were delivered last week, in addition to gowns, caps and other equipment. Our biggest difficulties are now in the delivery of gowns, ”said Marta Temido at the daily press conference on the pandemic in Portugal.

As for the diagnostic tests to covid-19, the official highlighted its “intensification” over the last 19 days, referring that since April 1, the daily average of tests has been at 9,800.

Today Portugal records 714 deaths associated with covid-19, 27 more than on Saturday, and 20,206 infected (more 521), indicates the epidemiological bulletin released today by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

Comparing with Saturday's data, which recorded 687 deaths, today there was a percentage increase of 3.9 percent.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus, DGS data show that there are 521 more cases than on Saturday, representing an increase of 2.6%.



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