Pandemic is decreasing in Portugal, but half of deaths in August were vaccinated – O Jornal Económico
The epidemiological situation in Portugal is seen as currently of moderate intensity and decreasing trend, with also decreasing pressure on health services, inform the national health authorities in the report monitoring the Covid-19 red lines this Friday. Still, and despite the decrease in mortality, 50% of the fatal victims of the disease in August had complete vaccination.
The incidence of the disease has gone down again in the country, with this indicator now pointing to an average of 125 cases per 100,000 inhabitants at 14 days, a reduction compared to the 166 verified in the previous week. Even so, this value is slightly above the limit of 120 cases per 100,000 inhabitants outlined, corresponding, therefore, to a moderate risk situation.
However, the Algarve region still sees an occurrence of 272 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which is consistent with a definition of high risk. Even so, the weekly variation of this indicator was -27%.
The transmissibility index, or R