Portugal prepares for the record COVID-19 cases as Omicron spreads into other countries

Portugal prepares for the record COVID-19 cases as Omicron spreads into other countries ...

LISBON, Dec 22 - The health minister on Wednesday predicted that the Omicron variant will trigger a record number of infections in the coming days.

Although Portugal has the worst irradiation wave in the last two months of the year, and the highest rates of COVID-19 vaccination, 87% of its 10 million population fully inoculated, daily infections have returned to a level not seen for three months.

"If you go to TV in the coming days, we'll probably reach the highest number of cases," said Temido, a health minister.

In late January, Portugal reported record 16 432 cases when the public system was on the brink of collapse.

There are nine09 people with omit-doctor 19 in hospitals, compared to the peak of six 869 patients on Feb. 1.

The 16 days infection rate doubled over the past month, and reached 579 per 100,000 people on Wednesday, official data showed. Half of the new coronavirus cases in Portugal are from Omicron.

In order to stop the spread during the holiday season, the government announced new curbs on Tuesday, keeping nightclubs and bars closed, and on Sunday, who would want to work for at least two weeks from Christmas.

Prime Minister Antonio Costa said that people should limit their contact as much as possible.

Some supermarkets have already got a few books and only a few pharmacies have a desk.

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