If they don’t improve next week, there are 16 high-density and one low-density councils that run the risk of having to retreat to the level of tighter restrictions, which is now in place in Lisbon, Albufeira and Sesimbra. The vast majority of these municipalities with the greatest risk of recoil are in the Lisbon and Algarve regions, according to data from the bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) released this Friday and for the period between 10 and 23 June. There are now, at national level, 56 municipalities with more than 120 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, of which 54 are on the Mainland.
Constancy (low density), Moita, Barreiro, Oeiras, Mafra, Seixal, Loulé, Odivelas, Cascais, Sobral de Monte Agraço, Mira, Amadora, Almada, Loures, Sintra, Olhão and Sines (all high density) this week exceeded 240 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants (or 480 in the case of Constância, as it is of low density).
If they stay above these incidence levels in next week’s risk assessment they will see their rules tighten, with the restaurant closing at 3:30 pm on weekends and holidays, with no group classes in gyms and with food retail closing at 7:00 pm on weekends, for example.
Some of these councils are already among the 25 councils that have time limitations during the week, with restaurants closing at 10:30 pm, as they were repeated twice at the lowest risk level (ie, twice with more than 120 – or more than 240 in low-density municipalities).
NUMBER OF NEW CASES PER 100 THOUSAND INHABITANTS
Cumulative incidence of 14 days, between June 10th and 23rd
Currently, 250 municipalities have less than 120 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, still making up the majority of the country’s 308 municipalities. However, following the trend of recent weeks, the map has been getting more punctuated by colors other than green, reflecting the spread of the growth of cases to other parts of the country beyond the Lisbon region. It is for this reason, and taking into account the incidence and the national R