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Covid-19: R(t) level drops to 0.95 and the incidence rate also falls  

COVID-19: R(T) DROPS TO 0.95 AND THE INCIDENCE ALSO FALLS  According to yesterdays’ DGS epidemiological bulletin, the incidence of Covid-19 per 100 thousand inhabitants and the R (t), the transmissibility index, continue to fall in Portugal.

The incidence is now 61.3 in mainland Portugal and 59.0 on the continent (about half of the red line level of 120). 
The R (t) has dropped to 
0.95 in the whole national territory and on the continent.

Yesterday, Portugal today registered two deaths attributed to Covid-19,  with 387 new cases of infection and a decrease in the number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care, according to the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) statement.

The two deaths recorded in the last 24 hours occurred in the region of Lisbon/Vale do Tejo (1) and in the Center region (1).

With regard to the number of new cases, current figures are similar to those recorded in recent weeks, with daily fluctuations. As of yesterday, there are 22,705 active cases, with the number of contacts under surveillance by health authorities decreased by 833, now totaling 22,723.

The data also reveal that 513 more people were reported to have recovered, bringing the total number to 798,414 since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal, in March 2020.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has already registered 838,102 confirmed cases and 16,983 deaths.

According to the most recent DGS data, Portugal currently has 3,466,452 people vaccinated against Covid-19, of which 903,204 are already immunised with both doses.

Original article available in Portuguese at http://postal.pt/