Algarve has 2514 new cases and two more deaths from Covid-19

Admissions on the rise again

The Algarve has 2514 more cases and two deaths from Covid-19, on a day when Portugal again has over 60 infected in 24 hours, according to the report. bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health this Friday, January 28th.

Across the country, there were 63.833 new cases, slightly below those recorded yesterday, but above those reported last Friday.

By region, the North had 27.442 new cases, followed by Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (+18.657), Center (+10.608), Algarve (+2514), Alentejo (+2115), Azores (+1418) and Madeira (+ 1079).

The deaths, on the other hand, are 44, slightly above the 41 registered across the country yesterday, but less than the 49 a week ago.

There were fatalities in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (17), in the North (16), in the Center (5), in the Alentejo (3), in the Algarve (2) and in the Azores (1).

In hospitals, after several consecutive days in which Covid admissions fell, both in the ward and in the intensive care unit, this Friday there was an increase again.

There are 2320 admissions to the ward today, 71 more than yesterday – and two hundred more than there were a week ago.

As for intensive care, there are 152 patients, five more than yesterday, but ten fewer than a week ago.

Also on the rise are active cases, which rose to 579.370 (+21.241). And the rise was not greater only because there were 42.548 recovered.

The risk matrix was updated today and reports the maintenance of the R(t), the transmissibility index, at 1,16, at national level, and at 1,17, taking only mainland Portugal into account.

The incidence rose to 6130,9 cases of infection per 100 inhabitants, nationally, and in 6108,7 cases, excluding the islands.

As for contacts under surveillance, there are 594.382 today, 21.147 more than in yesterday's DGS bulletin.

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