Yesterday Marked the Largest Daily Rise in Covid Cases Since February

Cases rise as lockdown eases with biggest single-day jump in more than 3 months.

Cases of the coronavirus in Portugal rose by 1,350 in 24 hours, which makes yesterday the largest single-day increase since late February, according to Reuters. This jump brought the total number of cases in Portugal up to 860,365.

The vast majority of these cases (69%) were reported in or around Lisbon, which is being left behind as other areas of the country have restrictions loosened. Ministers are again meeting today to discuss next steps.

Related: UPDATED: COVID Vaccine Signups in Portugal Opened to Those 40 and Older

Wednesday also saw a further six people died of Covid, which raises the total number of deaths to 17,055 since the start of the pandemic.

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