Italy, United Kingdom and Portugal reach peak of deaths from Covid-19

Italy, the United Kingdom and Portugal reached a peak of deaths from Covid-19 on Tuesday, amid the wave of infections fueled by the omicron variant.

The Ministry of Health of Italy confirmed today 434 deaths caused by the coronavirus in the last twenty-four hours, the largest increase in the last nine months, and exceeded nine million infections.

The country has not registered such a high number of fatalities since April 14, 2021, when there were 469. The total number of deaths in Italy amounts to 141,825 since the pandemic broke out in February 2020.

The United Kingdom, for its part, notified this Tuesday 438 new coronavirus deaths, the highest daily number of deaths reported since February of last year, and 94,432 cases detected in 24 hours.

In the last seven days, 1,904 deaths from coronavirus have been reported in the country as a whole, an increase of 14.7 percent from the previous seven days, while infections and hospitalizations have decreased in that period.

Portugal, meanwhile, registered this Tuesday a new record of infections of the entire pandemic, 43,729 infections, and reported 46 deaths from covid-19, the highest daily figure since February 2021, according to data from the General Directorate of Health (DGS).

In addition to the rise in infections and deaths, there was also an increase in hospitalized patients with the virus, amounting to 1,955 people, 17 more than a day earlier. Of that total, 160 are in intensive care units (14 less than the previous day).


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