Portugal Aims For 70 Percent Vaccination Rate In Summer
Umer Jamshaid 5 days ago Tue 23rd February 2021 | 08:50 AM
Lisbon, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 23rd Feb, 2021 ) :Portugal is aiming to have 70 percent of its population vaccinated by some point over summer, Health Minister Marta Temido said Monday.
So far, some 294,000 people have received a first vaccine dose and 106,000 have been administered two doses.
" The vaccination programme should accelerate "from the second quarter to reach the rate of 100,000 vaccines per day" compared to the current average of 22,000, he said.
After weeks as the country with the greatest number of infections in relation to its population, Portugal recorded the strongest decline last week with a 51-percent drop in new cases to 2,100 per day.
Health authorities said Monday that the country, in lockdown since mid-January, had over 24 hours recorded 61 deaths from Covid-19 and 549 new cases, the lowest number of new infections since the beginning of October.