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[Ticker] Coronavirus: Portugal running out of intensive care beds

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Portugal said on Saturday it only had seven vacant beds left in intensive care units (ICUs) set up for Covid-19 cases on its mainland, as a surge in infections prompted the authorities to send some critical patients to Portuguese islands, Reuters reports. Health ministry data showed that, out of 850 ICU beds allocated to Covid-19 cases on its mainland, a record 843 beds were now occupied.

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