The seven deaths recorded since yesterday in the district of Leiria and the town of Ourém bring the total number of deaths of people infected with the new coronavirus to 178.
Ourém and Figueiró dos Vinhos each counted two deaths, and Marinha Grande, Pombal and Porto de Mós plus one death each.
New cases of infection continue to outperform recoveries. Local health authorities have reported 156 more positive cases compared to yesterday’s assessment and 77 patients cured.
Leiria recorded 42 new infections, Pombal 22, Alcobaça 20, Ourém 14 and Peniche 10. With less than ten new cases, Caldas da Rainha (with 9), Óbidos (8), Porto de Mós (7), Ansião, Castanheira de Pera and Marinha Grande (5), Figueiró dos Vinhos (4), Nazaré and Pedrógão Grande (2 each) and Bombarral (1).
In terms of recoveries, Ourém netted 33, Leiria 13, Porto de Mós 11, Castanheira de Pera, Figueiró dos Vinhos and Óbidos four each, Marinha Grande two, and Alcobaça, Ansião and Nazaré each.
With this gap, the number of active cases also continues to increase, reaching 1,840 this Saturday (72 more than yesterday).
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Source: Leiria District Civil Protection Commission, Médio Tejo Public Health Service and municipalities. Data for the five counties of ACES Pinhal Interior Norte refer to the last four days
Meeting yesterday, Friday, the Leiria district civil protection commission (CDPCL) confirms the worsening of the epidemiological situation in the district, which has resulted in an increase in the number of high and very high risk municipalities.
On Friday, the Council of Ministers reassessed the level of risk of municipalities at the national level on the basis of the number of new cases accumulated in 14 days. Figueiró dos Vinhos and Porto de Mós went from moderate to very high risk, while Batalha, Caldas da Rainha, Castanheira de Pera and Óbidos “went” to high risk.
According to information provided by groups in health centers, the increase in Covid-19 cases in recent days has had “a particular impact on the social and family environment,” the CDPCL said in a press release.
The municipalities in turn reiterated their willingness to collaborate in building the capacity of the authorities and public health services to “conduct epidemiological investigations, monitor patient contacts with Covid -19 and monitor people under active surveillance”, as well as for the preparation and operation of the vaccination campaign, with the provision of means and resources at the municipal level.
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