Portugal Surpasses 1,000 New Daily Coronavirus Cases for the First Time in Six Months

LISBON, Portugal — Portugal has surpassed 1,000 new daily coronavirus cases for the first time in six months.

The General Directorate for Health officially recorded 1,278 infections over the previous 24 hours. That’s the biggest daily jump since April 10.

Government health secretary António Lacerda Sales says officials are concerned about a possible difficult winter for the public health service.

On Wednesday, the official number of cases reached 944. The number of new daily cases in Portugal has exceeded 1,000 only twice, on March 31 and April 10.

The nation of 10 million has officially recorded 82,534 cases and 2,050 confirmed deaths.


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