According to the figures counted until 20:00 on Friday (01:00 on Saturday in Lisbon), the country also registered an additional 25,417 in the last 24 hours, reaching 1,600,481 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
The United States is by far the country with the most fatalities worldwide and the most confirmed cases of infections.
The state of New York remains the main focus of the pandemic in that country, with 358,154 confirmed cases and 28,853 deaths, similar numbers to countries like France and Spain.
In New York City alone, 21,086 people died.
Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already caused more than 335,000 deaths and infected more than 5.1 million people in 196 countries and territories.
More than 1.9 million patients were considered cured.
In Portugal, 1,289 people out of 30,200 confirmed as infected died, and there are 7,590 recovered cases, according to the Directorate-General for Health.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.
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