Portugal registered 1,438 new cases of covid-19 infection over the course of Sunday, according to the bulletin of the General Directorate of Health (DGS) released today. The same report also gives an account of 5 deaths associated with the disease across the country.
As for the matrix that manages deconfinement, Portugal registers a worsening of the pandemic situation with an increase in both the most relevant indexes: Rt and incidence.
The transmissibility index (Rt) grew again and is now 1.19 in the country and 1.20 if the islands are excluded, which contrasts with the values presented on Friday of 1.16 for the entire national territory and of 1.17 for the mainland.
The incidence also rose significantly. The cumulative number of cases over the last 14 days per 100,000 population is now 224.6 nationwide, while on Friday it was 189.4. On the mainland, the indicator soared from 194.2 to 231 between Friday and Monday.
The burden on health care is also increasing at a worrying level and there has been the biggest daily increase in the number of inpatients in the last five months. This Sunday alone, 46 more people were admitted to hospitals with worrying cases of covid-19, where a total of 613 patients are hospitalized. Of those, 136 are in intensive care units (ICUs), 8 more than on Saturday – the biggest 24-hour rise since Jan. 31.
The DGS also highlights 773 patients recovered from the disease which, compared to other numbers, means an increase in active cases in the country to the order of 38,829, 705 more than in the last report and maximum since March 13th.
In surveillance, there are over 1,142 contacts for a total of 59,442.
Most deaths in Lisbon and Tagus Valley
Unsurprisingly, the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo continues to be the most affected by the pandemic, reporting 802 new cases and three deaths by covid-19.
In number of new daily cases, the North follows with 314 and one death, while the Algarve has been recording consistently high numbers, presenting 203 new infections and the fifth death observed for the day of Sunday.
In the Center 93 new cases were identified, while in Alentejo the new infections did not exceed 24.
In the autonomous regions the Azores are worse with 32 cases. Madeira has 15.