Portugal registered 4,376 new cases of infection by SARS-CoV-2 in the last 24 hours, the highest value since February 6, and 13 deaths, the maximum since March 18, indicates the daily bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS ) released this Wednesday.
In terms of the risk matrix used for the purposes of deconfinement in Mainland Portugal, the transmissibility index (Rt) is falling again, now standing at 1.09 throughout the national territory and also only on the mainland. On Monday, the indicator was set at 1.10 for both the country and the continent.
The incidence continues to increase, reaching 409.0 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants over the last 14 days in the country, above the 391.0 cases registered on Monday. Already excluding the islands, the value rose from 403.0 to 421.3 cases per 100,000 residents.
Admissions within a maximum of 4 months
In terms of pressure on the SNS, the data are mixed. The total number of admissions rose from 854 to 867, the maximum since March 16. The number of patients in Intensive Care Units (ICU) dropped by six, to 171.
The DGS reports an additional 2,703 patients reported as recovered, for a total of 870,243, which means that active cases – which offset the reported cases of recovered patients and deaths – increased by 1,660 to 52,147.
Lisbon and Tagus Valley with 10 deaths, North with record of cases since February 5th
Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (LVT) registered 10 of the 13 deaths reported in the country, with Alentejo, Algarve and Azores registering one death each.
LVT was also the region with the highest number of new infections: 1,744. The North followed, with 1,592, the highest in the region since February 5th.
430 cases were also reported in the Centre, 394 in the Algarve, 130 in the Alentejo, 63 in the Azores and 23 in Madeira.
The North, with 755 cases, was the region with the highest number of new infections, something that happens for the second consecutive day after a long period in which it was Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (LVT) that added more infections. In LVT, 624 new cases were reported.
With regard to deaths, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo recorded five deaths, with another two occurring in the Algarve and one in the North.
The remaining cases were spread over the Algarve (231), Center (127) and Alentejo (61). In the Azores 32 cases were reported and in Madeira 25.