The Algarve region is no longer at high risk. The trend of decreasing cases observed throughout the country, as a result of the confinement measures with the closed schools, offered optimistic results: we are now the European country with the lowest rate of transmissibility.
According to data revealed by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), this Monday, referring to the period between 17th February and 2nd March, there are now no counties in the Algarve with more than 240 new cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, classified as High Risk level.
Currently, of the 16 municipalities in the Algarve, half have less than 120 new cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, a picture very different from the one that existed a week ago.
Portugal still has eight counties at Very High Risk, but none at Extremely High Risk. The extreme risk of infection occurs when a municipality has cumulative cases over 14 days above 960 cases of infection per 100 thousand inhabitants, while the very high risk means cases of between 480 and 959.9 per 100 thousand inhabitants.
Original article available in Portuguese at http://postal.pt/