Algarve with 68 new cases and no deaths, admissions decrease in the country

This Sunday's DGS Bulletin

There are 68 new cases of Covid-19 in the Algarve, but data from this Sunday, 19 September, do not indicate any deaths in the region, the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) has just announced in its bulletin.

At national level, there was a slight decrease in the number of patients with Covid-19 admitted to hospitals (minus 2 for a total of 455). There are also 4 fewer seriously ill patients in the ICU (total of 86).

Across the country, the DGS bulletin points to over 677 new infections by Covid-19, dividing the most populous areas of the country, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo and Norte, the largest share of cases: +228 and +221, respectively.

The remaining new cases are in Centro (+86), Algarve (+68), Alentejo (+34), Azores (+21) and Madeira (+19).

Despite the encouraging numbers, there were 5 more deaths by Covid-19, 3 in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, 1 in Alentejo and the rest in the North. Until now and since the beginning of the pandemic, in March of last year, 17 907 people have died in Portugal, victims of the new coronavirus.

Of the 1 cases of Covid recorded in our country since the pandemic began, 062 people have recovered from the disease. That's +048 more from the previous day's data.

However, as there were slightly more new cases than recovered, the number of active cases in the country also rose slightly, to a total of 33 973 (+21).

The risk matrix indicates that the incidence rate at the national level is situated at 173,6 cases of infection by Covid-19 per 100 inhabitants and at 177,9 cases, excluding the islands.

The R(t), the transmissibility index, is at 0,83 at the national level and at 0,82, taking into account only the mainland territory.