Portugal has reported 293 deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours on Wednesday, according to Portuguese health authorities, reaching another record in daily deaths.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 11,305 people have died with Covid-19 in the country.
Deaths from Covid-19 have been rising steadily after a surge in the number of cases following Christmas and New Year’s holidays, with new daily fatalities records reported in 9 of the past 10 days.
Portugal also reported at least 15,073 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, the second highest since the pandemic started.
A total of 668,951 people have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus since the pandemic reached Portugal, 484,753 of which have since recovered.
Some background: Portugal has the worst Covid-19 infection rate with a seven-day rolling average of 1,217.76 cases per million, according to the Oxford University’s data crunching website, Our World in Data.
The southern European nation also has the highest death rate, with a seven-day rolling average of 24.74 deaths per million.