According to the numbers counted until 20:00 on Thursday (01:00 on Friday in Lisbon), the country also registered an additional 24,105 infections in the last 24 hours, reaching the 1,575,064 confirmed cases since the beginning of 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 356,458 confirmed cases and 28,732 deaths, similar numbers to countries like France.
In New York City alone, 21,003 people died.
Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already claimed almost 330,000 deaths and infected more than five million people in 196 countries and territories.
More than 1.8 million patients were considered cured.
In Portugal, 1,277 people out of 29,912 confirmed as infected died, and there are 6,452 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.
After Europe succeeded China as the center of the pandemic in February, the American continent became the one with the most confirmed cases (almost 2.3 million versus nearly two million on the European continent), although with fewer deaths (about 135 thousand against more than 170 thousand).
To combat the pandemic, governments sent 4.5 billion people home (more than half of the planet's population), paralyzing entire sectors of the world economy, in a “great confinement” that several countries have already begun to alleviate in the face of declining prices. new contagions.
ME (PTA) // JPF
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