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Among the highlighted numbers is also the performance of diagnostic tests for the new coronavirus, in which Portugal has already exceeded five million since the beginning of the pandemic, in March.
At the same time, the number of consultations in primary health care until October was 26.3 million, in line with the statistics for the same period in 2019: 26.5 million.
The performance of 9.2 million consultations in hospital care until October, when 10.3 million had been made in the same period in 2019, and about 474 thousand surgical interventions, less 100 thousand compared to last year.
In Portugal, 5,902 people died from 362,616 confirmed cases of infection, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.