Number of infected professionals rises to 853

in News · 30-03-2020 14:22:00 · 0 Comments

The number of professionals infected by the new coronavirus has increased to 853, representing 13% of the total confirmed cases in Portugal, said today the Secretary of State for Health, António Lacerda Sales.

Of the total number of infected health professionals, 209 are doctors and 177 nurses, said António Sales at the daily press conference to update information on infection with the new coronavirus, which causes the covid-19 disease. The 853 cases of infection by professionals announced today represent an increase of 89 cases compared to figures released on Saturday.

"The remaining 467 are dispersed among other activities, operational assistants, technical assistants and others directly involved in the direct provision of health care", said the Secretary of State for Health.

Asked how many health professionals are in intensive care, the Secretary of State said he had no data available at the moment.


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