The number of active cases dropped significantly (10.201 less) and hospitalizations also dropped, both in the ward and in intensive care, according to the bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health this Tuesday, January 11th. As for the Algarve, there are 686 new cases and four deaths.
Yesterday, the Algarve region had registered 652 cases and one death.
The drop in active cases and hospitalizations are even two of the main highlights of today's report.
Portugal now has 269.451 active infections, 10.201 fewer than yesterday. To this end, the exponential rise in the number of recovered people greatly contributed.
From yesterday to today, 43.513 more managed to overcome Covid-19, for a total of 1.404.786 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Already in hospitals, after the numbers have increased in recent days, today there is good news.
According to the DGS, there are 24 fewer people in the ward (total of 1564) and 8 fewer people in intensive care (total of 153).
Nationally, the bulletin reports 33.340 more cases of Covid-19 nationwide.
By regions, the North, with 13.253 more new cases, was the one where the growth of infected people was greater.
This is followed by Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (+12.390), the Center (+3.907), Madeira (+2.136), the Alentejo (+725), the Algarve (+686) and the Azores (+243).
The risk matrix continues with yesterday's data.
OR(t), the transmissibility index, is at 1,24, both nationally and in mainland Portugal.
As for the incidence, it stands at 3204,4 cases of infection per 100 inhabitants, nationally (previously it was 2438,8) and at 3209,1, excluding the islands (previously it was 2444,5).
There are now 224.730 contacts under surveillance, 3243 fewer than yesterday.