Algarve has almost 14 thousand active cases, but “only” 12 hospitalized in ICU

Second weekly situation of the Regional Civil Protection Commission

Photos: Elisabete Rodrigues | Sul Informação (File)

The Algarve has 13.947 active cases, almost six thousand more than last week, but “only” 12 patients admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU), reveals the regional Civil Protection Commission, in its weekly situation report made this Friday. Monday, January 21st.

In the last week, the Algarve recorded a further 10.572 cases of infection with the new coronavirus and seven fatalities.

In terms accumulated since the beginning of the pandemic, the Algarve region accounts for 81.164 cases and 610 deaths, caused by Covid-19.

With regard to hospitalizations of Covid patients in Algarve hospitals, there was a slight increase. There are now 82 people hospitalized (+21), of which 12 are in Intensive Care (the same number as a week ago) and 6 need to be ventilated (-1).

Throughout the week, and also according to data from the Civil Protection Commission of the Algarve Region, there were 4.830 more patients recovering from Covid-19.

The number of recovered (since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020) now totals 66.607 in the Algarve region.

In the Algarve, there are currently 4.420 contacts under surveillance (+350).

The county with the most active cases is that of Faro (2.303). It is followed by Albufeira (2.197), Loulé (1.996) and Portimão (1.910). The municipality with the fewest active cases is Monchique, with 57 infected patients.

Alcoutim is the Algarve municipality with the highest incidence of Covid-19, with a cumulative 14-day incidence of 5200 cases per 100 inhabitants.