LISBON, Portugal — Portugal says COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths and cases are continuing their downward trend after a January surge.
The Health Ministry says the number pandemic patients in hospital fell below 6,000 for the first time since Jan. 23.
The 161 deaths in the previous 24 hours were the fewest since Jan. 17. The nearly 4,400 new infections were fewer than half the number a week ago.
The country went into lockdown on Jan. 15 and schools closed a week later.