The stabilization of the COVID-19 pandemic is far from happening in most countries, although today some have begun to ease containment measures, such as France, which has reopened stands and other services. Today the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control released the map with an overview of New Variables of Concern (VoC) and Variables of Interest (VoI).
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Portugal is out of the alert map, which indicates the number of serial samples and the ratio of variants B.1.1.7, but Spain is one of the countries featured on the dashboard. The The information can be viewed online.
a ECDC indicates Variant B.1.1.7, which was discovered in September 2020 in the UK, is one of the most worrisome options, and it has already been integrated with the E484K, also in the UK. The “blacklist” also includes B.1.351, the South African alternative, and P.1, the Brazilian alternative.
There are still over a dozen other variants, some of unknown origin, that are being monitored.
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In Portugal, the SARS-Cov-2 Transmission Index (Rt) rose to 1.02 today, while the infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days rose to 51.4.
In the epidemiological bulletin issued today by the General Directorate of Health and the National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), figures for mainland Portugal only show that Rt rose from 0.99 to 1.01, with an increase from 47.5 to 48.3 in relation to the average value of new cases per 100,000 Stored in the last 14 days.
These indicators – the rate of virus transmission and the rate of new cases of Covid-19 – are the two criteria the government has set to assess the downturn that began on March 15.
According to the latest data, the Covid-19 pandemic has killed at least 3,406,803 people worldwide, resulting in more than 164.1 million cases of infection, according to the French agency’s balance.
In Portugal, 17,011 people died, and 842,767 confirmed cases were recorded, according to figures released by the General Directorate of Health.