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Portugal: Daily Covid-19 deaths now exceeding those of last winter wave

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Portugal’s BA.5 wave is showing just how difficult things might get in Europe over the next few months, as Covid-19 cases and deaths are now close to, or have already exceeded, those of the winter wave of 2021/2022. The new subvariant may be far more dangerous than anticipated.


Portugal’s Covid-19 case numbers are now close to exceeding those of the last winter wave:


Hospitalizations in Portugal are already close to the 2021/2022 winter highs


Covid-19 deaths in Portugal are already higher than the last winter wave:



Portugal: 20% of all Covid-19 pandemic infections have occurred since BA.5 was first reported