PPortugal reports a Covid-19 pandemic situation of “moderate intensity”, but with a decreasing trend across the country and pressure on health services, indicates the report of the ‘Red Lines’, released yesterday. “The analysis of the different indicators reveals an epidemic activity of SARS-CoV-2 infection of moderate intensity, with a decreasing trend at the national level, as well as the pressure on health services and on mortality from covid-19”, states the document .

The Covid-19 Vaccination Task Force this Friday appealed to citizens who have not yet received the second dose of the vaccine to do so. In a statement sent to newsrooms, the group led by Vice Admiral Gouveia e Melo said that “there are, at the moment, about 90,000 users who were called to administer the second dose and did not appear at a vaccination center” .

In these interactive maps you can see the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic in Portugal and in the world.

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00h05 – Goodnight. This registration comes to an end, but you can continue to accompany us on Sunday morning. You already know, follow the communications of the competent authorities and, if you have symptoms, contact:

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23h50 – São Paulo will give Pfizer to those who have delayed 2nd dose of AstraZeneca due to a delay in deliveries. The government of that Brazilian state received, this Saturday, 165,000 doses of vaccine against Covid-19 from Pfizer, which will be administered to these users from Monday.

22h55 – Brazil adds 14,314 new cases of infection and 712 deaths, according to data released this Saturday by the National Council of Health Secretaries.

22h45 – Angola with 399 new cases and five deaths in the last 24 hours. Angola thus exceeds 50,000 infected and still registers 46 recovered patients, according to today’s epidemiological bulletin from the National Directorate of Public Health.

20h00 – Madeira registered today 20 new cases of Covid-19 and 19 recoveries, indicated the Regional Directorate of Health, referring that the total number of active infections in the archipelago is now 170, with three hospitalized patients.

19h45 – Demonstrations against pandemic containment measures in France and Vienna. Thousands of protesters took to the streets today in several French cities to protest against the requirement of health passports and, in the Austrian capital, Vienna, to criticize the restriction measures against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Protest in the streets of Paris© REUTERS

19h35 – Guinean government determines end of curfew. The Government of Guinea-Bissau today lifted the partial mandatory curfew measure, in force for 15 days as part of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, but maintained the state of sanitary calamity for two weeks.

19h30 – France registers more than 9,000 cases and 47 deaths in the last 24 hours. Country totals 6,897,392 cases of infection and 115,488 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. The disease positivity rate in the last seven days was 2.2%.

19h15 – Mozambique with no deaths by Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. Mozambique did not register deaths in the scope of Covid-19 today, which has not occurred since June 21, according to the daily bulletin on the evolution of the pandemic in the country released by the Ministry of Health.

17h50 – Italy reports 5,621 new cases and 62 deaths in the last 24 hours. In global terms, Italy has 4,601,749 infections and 129,885 deaths.
The positivity rate dropped to 1.5% (yesterday it was 2%).

17h10 – United Kingdom registers 156 deaths and more than 29 thousand new cases. In all, 48.3 million people have already received a dose of the immunizing agent against Covid-19 and 43.8 million have completed the vaccination schedule.

16h38 – Another 27 infections and nine recovered in São Tomé and Príncipe. São Tomé and Príncipe registered 27 new cases of infection by the new coronavirus and nine recoveries in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected since the beginning of the pandemic to 2,814, the country’s authorities announced today.

16h10 – 99% of teaching and non-teaching staff are already vaccinated. The teaching and non-teaching staff of the schools are almost all vaccinated, having reached this week 99% of those inoculated professionals, told Lusa an official source of the ‘task force’ of vaccination against Covid-19.

14h37 – Azores with nine cases in the last 24 hours. In the last 24 hours, the Azores registered nine cases of Covid-19, all on Terceira Island, following 544 analyzes carried out in reference laboratories, announced today the Regional Health Authority.

14h08 – Matosinhos Vaccination Center reduces service hours. The Matosinhos Vaccination Center will reduce, from Monday, the opening hours for the period from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, given the “high rates of vaccination” in the county, announced the local health unit.

14h05 – Portugal registers over 1,223 cases of Covid-19 and ten deaths. Portugal added, in the last 24 hours, over 1,223 new cases and ten deaths related to Covid-19, indicates the epidemiological bulletin of the DGS released this Saturday. In total, the country registers 1,054,673 infected and 17,853 deaths. There are currently 552 hospitalized, 17 fewer than yesterday. In Intensive Care there are 123, three more than last Friday.

13h33 – Former Australian Prime Minister fined for not wearing a mask. Tony Abbott, former Australian Prime Minister, was fined approximately €310 for allegedly not wearing a mask in public. The images that show this possible conduct that goes against the measures introduced in the country, says The Guardian, were captured this week by a citizen in Manly, near Sydney.

12h40 – A reminder from the NHS. “If you are 12 years old or more and have not yet been vaccinated, you can take the first dose of the vaccine, without an appointment, at any vaccination center in mainland Portugal.”

12h10 – Two deaths and 74 new cases in Timor-Leste in the last 24 hours. In the last 24 hours, Timor-Leste has registered two deaths associated with covid-19 and a further 74 cases of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, for a total of 18,382 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest official data.

10h51 – Ordem dos Médicos congratulates Portuguese for joining the vaccines. The Ordem dos Médicos today congratulated the Portuguese for joining the vaccines, at a time when it marks 18 months since the declaration of the pandemic and nine months since the start of the vaccination campaign against Covid-19.

10h26 – Africa exceeds eight million cases. The African continent has surpassed eight million cases (8,008.802) of Covid-19 infection since the start of the pandemic, having registered 202,534 deaths associated with the disease and 7,280,838 people recovered, according to official data released today.

09h49 – Australia exceeds 70 thousand cases. Australia has surpassed, this Saturday, the 70 thousand infections by Covid-19 since the pandemic reached the country. According to Australian health authorities, in the last 24 hours, 2,000 new cases of the disease were reported. The country is dealing with the third wave of the disease due to the Delta variant.

09h12 – US wants Pfizer vaccine for children aged 5-11. US health officials want to start administering Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to children ages 5-11 by the end of October, Reuters reveals today.

08h31 – Medicine to treat arthritis saves lives against Covid-19. A study of more than 1,500 patients admitted to hospitals with Covid-19 in 12 countries, including Spain, showed that a drug for arthritis – baricitinib – is one of the few drugs that have been successful in saving lives against the disease caused by the disease. SARS-CoV-2, reducing mortality by 5% among patients hospitalized with pneumonia.

08h14 – Delta’s response is child vaccination? Regulators await data. Vaccination of children under 12 against covid-19 is considered crucial to reduce contagion and fight the Delta variant, but regulators are still waiting for the results of clinical trials to make a decision. For now, the European Medicines Agency (EMA, its acronym in English) confirmed to Lusa that it has not yet received any request from pharmaceutical companies to approve the vaccination of children under 12 years.

07h22 – China adds 25 new cases, including a local contagion. China announced today that it had diagnosed 25 cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, one of which was detected locally in Putian, in Fujian province (southeast), and the rest from abroad.

07h10 – Record. Portugal registered, in the last 24 hours, seven more deaths and 1,323 new cases related to Covid-19. The data are contained in the most recent epidemiological bulletin revealed this Friday by the General Directorate of Health (DGS). In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, our country has registered 17,843 deaths and 1,053,450 confirmed infections.

As for inpatients, the downward trend remains, with 569 people in national hospitals – 28 fewer than yesterday. Of these, 118 are in Intensive Care Units (nine less).

07h00 – Good Morning! Here we start a new registry so that you can follow all the incidences of the new coronavirus. To recall yesterday afternoon’s news, click here.

Also read: AO MINUTE: 2nd doses suspended in Brazil. Former French minister indicted

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