IASÁUDE reported today 73 new positive cases, so the Region now counts 1760 confirmed cases of covid-19. Today’s record is the highest since the pandemic began.
According to a statement sent to the newsrooms, 24 cases are imported (6 from the United Kingdom, 3 from Venezuela, 1 from Brazil, 3 from France, 1 from Germany, 1 from Spain, 1 from the Azores, 4 from the North of Portugal and 4 from the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Region).
But the largest number, 49 cases, are locally transmitted, most of them already associated with contacts or contexts of positive cases.
The last day of the year was marked by yet another death, as has already been reported, a death that brought the total number of fatalities to 14.
The number of active cases is 652, of which 165 are imported cases and 487 are cases of local transmission. According to ISAÚDE, another 30 recovered cases were recorded, with the Region now accounting for 1094 cases.
There are also 30 recovered cases to report.