The average number of infections has decreased to 17,204 daily cases in Portugal and the transmission index (Rt) for the coronavirus that causes covid-19 has decreased in all regions, INSA provided on Wednesday.
According to the weekly report from the National Institute of Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) on the evolution of the epidemic, the average daily number of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus cases in five days increased from 25,042 to 17,204 per day. At the national level, it is slightly lower on the mainland (15,954).
The document also adds that the average value of Rt between June 6 and 10 was 0.87 in the country, while in the previous report it was 0.98. Rt was above the 1.00 threshold between April 26 and May 26, and reached a value of 1.26 on May 9.
by regions, INSA data indicates that this indicator has declined in all regionswith north moving from 0.91 to 0.81, center from 0.96 to 0.85, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo from 1.04 to 0.91, Alentejo from 0.96 to 0.89, Algarve from 0.98 to 0.97, Azores from 1.05 to 1.00 and Madeira from 1.29 to 1.12.
“Only the independent regions had a mean transmissibility index (five days) equal to or greater than 1, indicating an increasing trend in these regions” for SARS-CoV-2 infection, the report says.
In terms of incidence, INSA presents that all areas had a higher rate of 960 cases per 100,000 residents in 14 days.is the highest in the Azores (3675.9 cases), followed by Lisbon and Valle do Tejo (3313.7) and Madeira (3291.2).
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