Lisbon continues to see Covid-19 cases decreasing

in News · 27-07-2020 15:16:00 · 0 Comments

The Minister of Health has said today that there remains a downward trend in new cases of covid-19 in the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley and that the transmissibility ratio (RT) is 0.94, representing a “favourable evolution”.

At the pandemic follow-up press conference, Marta Temido said that 196 outbreaks continue to be active across the country, the majority (119) in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley (LVT) region, 41 in the North, 13 in the Centre and Algarve and 10 in the Alentejo, accounting for a total of 13,205 active cases of covid-19 in the country.

For Marta Temido, the percentage of active cases in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (67 percent) is considered “a normal pattern, given what is still the current situation of the pandemic”, noting that “it has decreased significantly in recent days”.

Of the 459 people who are hospitalised, including 45 in Intensive Care Units, 84 percent are in hospitals in the LVT region, and of these, 57 percent are in hospital units of Aérea Metropolitana de Lisboa.

Of the 50,299 confirmed cases of people who contracted covid-19, detected since March 2, 70.3% people are already recovered, 25.5% are ill, but recovering at home, and 0.8% are hospitalised.

Another epidemiological indicator provided at the press conference was the transmission rate (RT) of covid-19, the average number of contacts infected by a person, which was 0.94, between 19 and 23 of this month, leading to Marta Temido to conclude that the risk is “on a gradual downward trend at national level”.

However, this index varies across the country, with the Alentejo being the region where the RT is highest, with 1.09, followed by the North (0.86).

Portugal today registered two more deaths and 135 new cases of infection by covid-19 in relation to Sunday, according to the daily bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

According to the bulletin, since the beginning of the pandemic until today, there have been 50,299 confirmed cases of infection and 1,719 deaths.


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