The infection rate is above the national targets defined by the Government for ending lockdown, according to the Directorate-General for Health (DGS). In the Algarve, presently Alcoutim, Portimão and Lagoa are among them. On March 11, when the deconfinement plan was unveiled, Prime Minister, António Costa, warned that the reopening measures would be revised whenever Portugal exceeds the “120 new cases per day per 100 thousand inhabitants in 14 days” or whenever the Rt - the average number of secondary cases that result from a case infected by the virus - exceeds 1.