Covid-19: Number of new cases falls again in the Algarve, R(t) continues to fall

Admissions rose nationwide

The Algarve has 652 new cases of Covid-19, a number lower than yesterday, and one death. OR(t), the transmissibility index, dropped again from 1,32 to 1,24. These are some of the main notes of the bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health this Monday, January 10th, which has just been released.

Yesterday, the Algarve region had registered 698 cases and two deaths.

At a national level, there was also a drop in the number of infected people in 24 hours today, which are today 20.212 (yesterday there were 26.419 more).

This Monday's bulletin reports a rise in hospitalized patients. In the ward, there are now 139 more patients (total of 1588) and, in intensive care, 11 more people (total of 161).

Despite the considerable increase, the numbers are still far from the red lines.

There are still 20 deaths from Covid-19 to regret. There were fatalities in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (10), Center (5), North (2), Madeira (1) and Algarve (1).

Even so, the situation is quite different from what it was a year ago, when Portugal was getting ready to face a new general confinement.

On January 10, 2021, there were 102 deaths and 3770 people were hospitalized, of which 558 were in Intensive Care.

By regions, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with more 8349 new cases, was the one where the growth of infected people was greater. The North (+7744), the Center (+1614), Madeira (+1185), the Algarve (+652), Alentejo (+452) and the Azores (+216) follow.

Active cases rose to 279.652 (+5691) and there were 14.501 recovered (total 1.361.273).

The risk matrix was updated today.

On the one hand, it shows a drop in R(t), the transmissibility index, to 1,24, both nationally and in mainland Portugal (previously it was 1,32).

On the other hand, the incidence soared to 3204,4 cases of infection per 100 inhabitants, nationally (previously it was 2438,8) and to 3209,1, excluding the islands (previously it was 2444,5).

There are now 227.973 contacts under surveillance, 3300 more than yesterday.