Covid-19 situation in Algarve "has stabilised"

in News · 14-08-2020 17:08:00 · 2 Comments

The epidemiological situation in the Algarve, with regard to covid-19, has stabilised, despite it being August and a high number of people in that region, said the regional health delegate from Faro on 14 August.

"Despite the summer and having a high number of people in the Algarve, the epidemiological situation is stabilised," said Ana Cristina Guerreiro.

In a press conference of the District Civil Protection, in Loulé, the official made it known that, “in the last two weeks”, the number of new daily cases has remained “only with one digit”, an average of less than five.

As of 00:00 on 14 August, "229 active cases" are counted, in an "accumulation of 948 positive patients", with "nine inpatients", none in intensive care, and "397 in active surveillance", six of them in the Support to the Population (ZAP) in Albufeira, six in Faro and 15 in Loulé, she said.

Altogether, there were "19 deaths" and there are "already 700 people recovered", she added.

Albufeira, Faro, Portimão and Loulé are the municipalities "with the most cases" in the region, which on 14 August register "17 outbreaks" which, highlights the official, are "small outbreaks, none with the dimension of Lagos".

Recalling that there is an increase in events in the region, for which contingency plans are in place so that the participants “can enjoy them safely”, Ana Cristina Guerreiro warned to respect the rules, so that “everything happens with the greatest success and without problems”.

The president of the Algarve Intermunicipal Community (AMAL) highlighted that the contamination rate per 100,000 inhabitants in the Algarve "is below 20", which he classified as "a very positive fact".

"Considering that at this time we have more than one million inhabitants in the region, the value is much lower," said António Pina.

For the mayor, it is “important” that the message that the region is 'covid free' passes on to the “main tourist markets”, so that “some restrictions change” and that the Portuguese “continue to look at the region as the main national holiday destination”.


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By Eamon duffy from UK on 16-08-2020 02:21

Watch this space in about 2-3 weeks from now. The Portuguese seem confident they will be able to contain the spread of the virus caused by the influx of tourists better than the Spanish and the French did. For all who are visiting the Algarve (where it is still relatively safe) please read the article ´Helping to Keep Portugal Safe´by David Thomas - vital information there!

By Annie from Algarve on 14-08-2020 07:48
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