Covid-19: Regions with a reversal of the growth trend of infections

All regions of the country have a SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus R(t) of less than 1

All regions of the country, with the exception of the Azores, have a transmissibility index (R(t)) of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus of less than 1, representing a reversal of the trend of growth in infections, the INSA announced today.

«With the exception of the autonomous region of the Azores, all regions have a five-day average transmissibility index of less than 1, which indicates a reversal of the trend of growth in the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 observed until the previous week», reveals the report of the National Institute of Health Doctor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) on the evolution of the number of cases of Covid-19 in the country.

The data released today refer that the R(t) - which estimates the number of secondary cases of infection resulting from a person carrying the virus - went from 1,05 to 0,88 in Portugal, falling below the threshold of 1, which it had not occurred since October 08th.

By regions, this indicator dropped from 1,05 to 0,85 in the North, from 1,12 to 0,95 in the Center, from 1,00 to 0,87 in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, from 1,10 to 0,96 in Alentejo. 1,13, in the Algarve from 0,96 to 0,80 and in Madeira from 0,74 to XNUMX, a region that continues to have the lowest R(t).

Despite the reduction from 1,19 to 1,02 in one week, the Azores are the only region in Portugal that has an Rt still above the threshold of 1.

According to INSA, the average number of daily cases of infection in the last five days has dropped significantly, from 46.911 to the current 31.558 nationwide.

Despite the improvement in the indicators of the pandemic recorded in recent days, all regions still have an “incidence rate of more than 960 cases per 100 inhabitants in 14 days”, the INSA report also advances.