According to the report on the epidemic curve by the National Institute of Health Doctor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) released today, in the opposite direction there are four regions with an average Rt value equal to or greater than 1, in the case of the North (1.00), the Centre (1.10), the Alentejo (1.02) and Madeira (1.08).

Lisbon and Vale do Tejo now has an Rt - which estimates the number of secondary cases of covid-19 resulting from an infected person - of 0.94 and the Algarve of 0.95, but it is in the Azores that the lowest value is recorded , with 0.84.

With regard to the incidence of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants at 14 days, the Algarve stands out with an accumulated rate of over 480 cases, with the North, Centre, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo and Alentejo regions in the intermediate level between 240 and 479.9 cases of infection.

In a better situation in this indicator are the autonomous regions of the Azores and Madeira, which record an accumulated incidence over 14 days between 120 and 239.9 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, says the report.

According to INSA data, Portugal presented a national average Rt of 0.99 between 18 and 22 August, with an average of 2,175 new cases per day, a slight increase compared to the 2,156 daily infections of the previous week.