The average number of infections decreased again to 11,166 daily cases in Portugal and the Algarve is the only region with the SARS-CoV-2 transmissibility index (Rt) above the threshold of 1, the National Institute of Health advanced this Wednesday. Doctor Ricardo Jorge (INSA).
According to the weekly report by the Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) on the evolution of the pandemic, the average number of daily cases of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in five days went from 14,714 to 11,166 at the national level. , being minimized lower on the mainland (10349).
The document also advances that the average of the Rt – which estimates the number of secondary reports of cases of infection resulting from each person carrying the virus – between June 20 and 24 in the country was 0.88 in the country, the same value as in the previous.
By regions, INSA data indicate that only the Algarve, with an Rt of 1.02, has this indicator above the threshold of 1which “indicates a growing trend” of infections by the coronavirus that causes covid-19.
The North has an Rt of 0.81, the Center of 0.87, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo of 0.89, the Alentejo of 0.94, the Azores of 0.98 and Madeira of 0.94, the report said. .
“All regions have an insufficiency rate of more than 960 cases per 100 million inhabitants in 14 days”, with the highest in the Azores (2,632.1), followed by Madeira (2,592.5) and Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (2,231.3), referring to INSA, which estimates that, since the beginning of the pandemic and until last Friday, there were 5,140,579 cases of infection in Portugal.