Portugal coronavirus death rate with "consistent decrease" since April 15

in News · 09-05-2020 17:03:00 · 0 Comments

The Minister of Health defended today that the mortality curve for covid-19 reveals a "consistent decrease" since April 15, but warned that the risk of an infected person contaminating others indicates that daily protection is still required.

"The covid-19 mortality curve shows a consistent decrease since April 15, which is very relevant," said Marta Temido, who was speaking to journalists in Lisbon.

Citing data from the Ricardo Jorge Institute, the official revealed that the RT, an indicator referring to the average number of secondary cases of contamination by each infected person, was fixed between 1.05 and 05 May.

According to the Minister of Health, this figure shows that the number of new cases in each generation is "relatively constant".

Thus, she defended, there is still a need to “have the necessary care in basic gestures” of daily life, “especially in this period of relief from confinement measures”.


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