“We’re not on the Titanic”; 46 infected in the Santa Cruz outbreak

Pthis Sunday, Portugal reached 85% of the population inoculated with at least one dose of the vaccine against Covid-19. In the age group between 12 and 17 years, the percentage is also close to 80%.

For the Director-General of Health, “we must be very proud” of these numbers, which may soon allow us to end the mandatory use of masks. However, for Graça Freitas, “still during this winter, and for a while longer, it is very good manners to go well warned and always wear a mask”.

Today, Moderna announced that it has sent data to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for approval of a 3rd booster dose of its vaccine. According to the pharmaceutical’s chief executive, analyzes of the vaccine proved that “a 0.05 mg booster dose induces a strong response against the Delta variant.”

In the case of Pfizer, the EMA is already analyzing the need for this booster dose.

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

Follow here BY MINUTE the most recent developments about Covid-19 in Portugal and in the World:

00h00 – This record has come to an end, but follow-up will resume on Tuesday morning. You already know, follow the communications of the competent authorities and, if you have symptoms, contact:

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23h02 – Virus has killed more than 115,000 people in France. In the last 24 hours 3,042 new cases of Covid-19 were detected and 126 died from the disease. Since the onset of the disease, 115,022 victims of Covid-19 have died in France.

In France, nearly 50 million people already have at least the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. There are still 45,633,313 French people with the complete vaccination schedule.

22h56 – Outbreak at parties in Santa Cruz rises to 46 infected. The Covid-19 outbreak associated with participation in nightlife parties on Santa Cruz beach, in the municipality of Torres Vedras, has risen to 46 infected and is not limited, according to the epidemiological bulletin released today.

22h45 – Brazil adds 9,154 new cases and 182 deaths associated with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the National Council of Health Secretaries.

22h20 – Angola registers over 134 cases and 12 deaths. According to Health Minister Silvia Lutucuta, 189 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours.

22h06 – “The boat withstood the storm and is able to leave through clean waters”, says António Costa, in an interview on TVI24, referring that, contrary to what was expected, the country is resisting the Covid-19 pandemic, not only thanks to vaccination, but also to the resilience of companies and the help of the measures adopted by the Government.

We are aware of the challenges that lie ahead, of the enormous responsibility that is to be able to implement the extraordinary resources that Europe has made available to us, but fortunately we are neither on the Titanic nor the boat sinking. On the contrary, the boat proved to withstand the storm well and we are in good conditions to leave through clean waters, with good winds.”

21h00 – UEFA lifts suspension of presence of visiting club supporters. The UEFA Executive Committee today approved “important amendments” to the protocol for returning to the stadiums, in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, whose fifth edition does not renew the suspension of the presence of fans of visiting clubs in the stands.

20h55 – Azores test students from Terceira and São Miguel on their return to school. The Azores will carry out screening tests of SARS-CoV-2 only for students from Terceira and São Miguel islands, where community transmission has already been declared, and above the 2nd cycle this testing will be random, revealed today the Secretary of Health.

20h43 – Incidence in Cape Verde rises to 214 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and the Rt increased to 1.23, announced today the national director of Health.

20h38 – “It would be wise to keep the mask mandatory longer”. The vice president of the Association of Public Health Physicians, Gustavo Tato Borges, defended this Monday, in SIC Notícias, that it would be prudent to keep the mask mandatory for some time.

20h20 – Vietnamese sentenced to five years in prison for breaking the quarantine and infecting others with Covid-19. According to the state news agency, the man traveled from Ho Chi Minh City to Ca Mau and violated the 21-day quarantine. In all, eight people infected with the virus, one of whom died after a month of treatment.

20h02 – Madeira entered a phase of economic recovery, but is still under the effect of the “devastating crisis” caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, said today the president of the regional executive, stressing the importance of “improving” the tourist offer.

19h52 – Cape Verde with 84 more infected and one death in 24 hours, raising to 36,012 the accumulated number of cases since March 2020, according to data released today by the Ministry of Health.

19h45 – Mozambique registers three more deaths and 131 new cases in 24 hours, announced today the Ministry of Health. The three deaths were declared in the last two days and the victims are all Mozambican nationals, aged 72, 74 and 76 years old.

19h32 – “Common sense” dictates the wearing of a mask during the coming winter, defends the Deputy Secretary of State and Health. “When we reach 85% of the complete vaccination schedule, which will most likely happen between the 3rd and the 4th week of September, there will be a tendency to make this measure more flexible. [máscara]. However, in addition to what is law, there is always common sense and common sense belongs to each one”, explained Lacerda Sales to SIC Notícias.

19h20 – South Africa reported 198 new deaths and 4,118 new cases this Monday. According to the government, the positivity index is at 14%.

19h00 – Madeira signals 15 new cases and 21 recoveries, indicated the Regional Directorate of Health, referring that the total number of active infections in the archipelago is now 182, with eight hospitalized patients.

18h32 – China requires travelers from Portugal to quarantine before departing. China is now requiring travelers from Portugal to comply with a 21-day quarantine before leaving for the Asian country, the Chinese embassy in Lisbon reported today, in an unprecedented prevention measure by Covid-19.

18h25 – PS will not renew mandatory use of mask abroad. The party that forms the Government will not propose in Parliament the renewal of the mandatory use of masks in outdoor public spaces, a diploma which expires on the 12th, said today to the Lusa agency a source from the socialist caucus.

18h16 – Spain registers 9,639 new cases and 133 deaths since Friday. The number of new cases dropped from the previous weekend to this one, from 15,489 to 9,639, while the number of deaths decreased from 146 to 133.

17h30 – Italy registers another 52 deaths and 3,361 infected by Covid-19. At this time, there are 4,302 infected people hospitalized in the ward (86 more than yesterday) and 570 in Intensive Care Units (two fewer than on Sunday).

17h07 – GNR arrests 700 people at two illegal parties on the South Margin. The National Republican Guard (GNR) stopped two illegal parties this weekend, in Palmela and Almada, with more than 700 people in disrespect with the measures imposed in the scope of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

16h45 – UK registers 41,192 new cases and 45 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data released by health authorities this Monday.

In the last 24 hours, 94,988 vaccines were administered. In this set of countries, a total of 48.27 million people have already received a dose of the immunizing agent against Covid-19 and 43,455 million have completed the vaccination schedule.

16h30 – Sri Lankan parliament approves state of emergency. Sri Lanka’s parliament today approved the state of emergency declared by the President, who considered it necessary to control food prices and avoid hoarding in the face of shortages of some basic products.

16h11 – Rt and incidence go down. The virus transmissibility index, called Rt, ​did down to 0.92 nationally and to 0.93 on the mainland. The incidence has also dropped and is at 276 cases of infection per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days nationwide.

16h00 – Portugal with 12 more deaths and 663 new cases of Covid-19, reported this Monday the epidemiological bulletin released by the General Directorate of Health (DGS). It is the lowest daily number of cases since June 14 (when 625 cases were registered).

Admissions rose a little again this Monday. There are 17 more people hospitalized in Portuguese wards (682) and two more in Intensive Care units, where 140 people are hospitalized.

15h40 – EMA reviews Pfizer’s third vaccine dose after six months. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced today that it will evaluate, at the request of the pharmaceutical consortium Pfizer/BioNTech, an eventual third booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, to be administered six months after the second to “restore protection” .

3:30 p.m. – Task Force calls for the vaccination of migrants (even those in an irregular situation). The Task Force for the vaccination plan against Covid-19 in Portugal appealed this Monday to all migrants who have not yet been vaccinated to go to any vaccination center in the country to do so, regardless of where they are. residence and “their regularization status in Portugal”, as long as they have “a valid document enabling them to be identified”.

15h23 – British scientist claims that Delta makes pandemic more unpredictable. The delta variant of Covid-19 has made it more difficult to predict the evolution of the pandemic because of the gradual reduction in immunity provided by vaccines, British scientist Neil Ferguson said today.

3:15 p.m. – Portugal goes from 6th to 11th in the EU with the highest average of daily cases, according to the statistical website Our World in Data. The country is averaging 170 new infections daily, while Cyprus tops the list with 284, followed by Estonia (263), Slovenia (260), Lithuania (257), Greece (256), Bulgaria (216), Ireland (202), France (198), Belgium (173) and Austria (172).

15h00 – Good evening! Here we start a new record to follow the main developments of the pandemic in Portugal and in the world. You can check the above here.

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