Covid-19 Transmissibility index (Rt) up

By TPN/Lusa, in News, COVID-19 · 12-05-2021 16:58:00 · 0 Comments

The transmissibility index (Rt) of the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus in Portugal today rose to 0.93, while the incidence of infection cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days has dropped to 51.0.

The previous numbers of these indicators, released on Monday, indicated an Rt of 0.92 and an incidence of 53.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

In the joint epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health and the National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) released today, the figures for continental Portugal only show that the Rt rose from 0.91 to 0.92, with a further increase being recorded. However, a decrease from 51.4 to 48.7 has been recorded in relation to the average value of new cases of infection per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.

These indicators: the rate of transmissibility of the virus and the rate of incidence of new cases of covid-19 are the two criteria defined by the Government for the continuous assessment that is being made for the easing of lockdown which began on 15 March.

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