Monchique has joined five other Algarve counties as a high-risk Covid-19 transmission area. Following the most recent update of the nationwide list, Albufeira has dropped out of the list and is now among the lowest risk areas. Monchique, which only a few weeks ago had no reported cases, joins Faro, Lagoa, Lagos, Portimão and Vila do Bispo on the list of high-risk areas, with the final two counties close to being pushed up to very high-risk areas.