According to the health authority, on Wednesday, the day on which 26,848 cases of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus were confirmed, 47 deaths were reported, five more than the previous day.

Portugal has not registered so many daily deaths from Covid-19 since February 17, the day on which 51 deaths were reported due to the disease.

DGS figures also indicate that, in the last two months, when the country entered the sixth wave of the pandemic, 1,455 people died from Covid-19, 592 in April and 863 in May.