Covid-19: Peak of the fifth wave of the pandemic was reached on January 28

«Portugal has gone through five major epidemic waves and we are in the fifth biggest wave since the beginning of the pandemic»

The peak of the fifth wave of the covid-19 pandemic was reached on January 28 and Portugal is already in a decreasing phase of the pandemic wave related to Ómicron, the DGS expert Pedro Pinto Leite advanced today.

"Portugal has gone through five major epidemic waves and we are in the fifth largest wave since the beginning of the pandemic", said the Public Health specialist at the Infarmed meeting, which is taking place in Lisbon and which brings together experts and policymakers.

According to data presented by Pedro Pinto Leite, currently the cumulative seven-day incidence per 100 inhabitants, between 7 and 13 February, is 1.562 cases, which represents 45% less than in the same period last year and indicates that Portugal is «in a downward trend' of the pandemic.

“The peak of the incidence will have occurred on the 28th of January with 2.789 cases in seven days per 100 inhabitants”, stressed the specialist from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).



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