Algarve has highest Covid-19 transmission rate in the country

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 13-01-2021 15:00:00 · 4 Comments

Transmission rate in Portugal is 1.22, the Algarve is currently the region of the country with the highest index: 1.29

The Algarve currently has the highest Covid-19 transmission rate (Rt) in the country. The transmissibility index (Rt) of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Portugal is 1.22. In terms of geographical distribution, the Algarve is currently the region of the country with the highest index: 1.29. The North is the region with the lowest transmissibility index, with 1.18, followed by Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (1.23), Madeira (1.24), the Central region (1.25), Alentejo and Azores (1.27).

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The Algarve probably has some of the highest rates of retired and older people too who are more susceptible to catching the virus and also have many underlying health issues. These people are the ones who should be staying at home whilst allowing the younger people and businesses to work albeit adhering to full safety measures.

By Jo Tutty from Algarve on 24-01-2021 02:36

Rounding a R- number to two decimal places is absurd: that second digit is mere noise. What can be said (and with a few caveats) is that the national T-number, in the last weeks, is approximately 1.2 (which is very, very bad).

By João Soares from Lisbon on 13-01-2021 08:22

Well they allowed people to come here from all over the country over christmas.
Guess what?
Restaurants full of maskless people.
Great choices.

By James from Algarve on 13-01-2021 05:40

From the "safe" Algarve to the superspreader Algarve!

By Annie from Algarve on 13-01-2021 03:21
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