Covid-19. One million vaccines administered in a week, reveals task force

According to the task force responsible for vaccination against covid-19 in Portugal, one million vaccines were administered in a week.

In a note sent to the media, the task force explains that in the week of July 5-11, one million vaccines were administered to residents in mainland Portugal, “a result that surpassed the initial estimate of 850,000 inoculations”.

“As previously announced, this week there was an exceptionally high rate of vaccination due to the wide availability of vaccines and the decision to bring the interval between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to eight weeks”, says the team, according to which it was made an “additional effort” to “strengthen the security of all, at a time of aggravation of the epidemiological situation in the country”.

This “success”, the note explains, “is due to the delivery of everyone involved in this complex process, from the approximately 4700 health professionals and employees of various entities that collaborate in each vaccination center”.

The bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) reports 1782 more infected, eight deaths and 1028 recovered in Portugal in the last 24 hours.

The incidence of covid-19, disclosed in this Monday’s update, rose again, now standing at 315.6 in the national territory and 325.2 in the Mainland — the highest values ​​recorded since March 15, when it started public disclosure of these data. The R

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