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Portugal: Health care system in crisis as country records world's highest incidence rate01:34

Portugal: Health care system in crisis as country records world's highest incidence rate

Portugal, Lisbon
January 23, 2021 at 00:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Emergency vehicles were seen waiting in line outside the Santa Maria hospital in Lisbon on Friday, as Portugal registered the world's highest virus incidence rate of 750 per 100,000 people. infection.

The country's health system has been swamped in recent weeks by a faster-spreading mutation leading to Portugal's worst coronavirus surge, with reports showing that hospitals are running out of beds, both in the public and private sector.

Portugal recorded 234 virus-related deaths and 13,987 cases on Friday, registering the world's highest seven-day rolling average of new cases and deaths per million, according to reports.

Portugal: Health care system in crisis as country records world's highest incidence rate01:34
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Emergency vehicles were seen waiting in line outside the Santa Maria hospital in Lisbon on Friday, as Portugal registered the world's highest virus incidence rate of 750 per 100,000 people. infection.

The country's health system has been swamped in recent weeks by a faster-spreading mutation leading to Portugal's worst coronavirus surge, with reports showing that hospitals are running out of beds, both in the public and private sector.

Portugal recorded 234 virus-related deaths and 13,987 cases on Friday, registering the world's highest seven-day rolling average of new cases and deaths per million, according to reports.