Portugal registered 2,362 new SARS-Cov-2 infections in the last 24 hours, the highest since February 13th. The DGS also reports four deaths associated with covid-19. The Rt rose slightly again, to 1.15 in mainland Portugal, and the incidence continues to increase and now stands at 176.9 excluding the islands.
With the numbers released today, the total number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic reaches 879,557, while deaths associated with the disease total 17,096.
In terms of the risk matrix used for deconfinement in mainland Portugal, the situation deteriorated both in terms of transferability (Rt) and in terms of incidence. The national Rt rose slightly to 1.14 at the national level and 1.15 on the mainland (on Monday the values were 1.13 and 1.14). Already the incidence advanced from 158.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days nationwide on Monday to 172.8 cases. In mainland Portugal the rise was from 161.7 to 176.9 cases.
Admissions go upThe pressure on the National Health Service (NHS) continues to increase, with 504 admissions – 12 more than the day before – of which 120 in intensive care units (ICU), one more patient than on Tuesday.
The number of patients reported as recovered in the last 24 hours was 1,021, for a total of 828,990, putting the total active cases at 33,471, 1,337 more than the day before.
Daily cases in maximum since February in all regions of the continent
Although Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (LVT) continue to be the region with the highest number of cases – yesterday there were 1,336, or 57% of the national total -, all areas of mainland territory registered maximum daily infections since February.
In the North, the number of new cases rose to 435, followed by the Algarve, with 254, the Center (224) and the Alentejo (64). In the Azores 35 cases were reported and in Madeira 14.
In terms of deaths, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo registered three deaths, the other being reported in Madeira.