The incidence of covid-19, measured by the number of cases per 100 thousand inhabitants in the last 14 days, has increased in 101 of the 308 municipalities in Portugal, according to data released this Monday by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS). Today’s report covers the period from 17 to 30 March and coincides with the data put forward by the prime minister last Thursday, when he announced the second phase of deflation.
In total there are 26 municipalities to overcome the limit of 120 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, of which six are in Madeira and one in the Azores. For the purposes of the deconfiguration plan, however, only the municipalities of mainland Portugal are relevant, as in the islands the rules are defined by the local authorities.
In view of the data from a week ago, there is a decrease in the number of municipalities that exceed the risk threshold: there were 32 and pass to 26. In terms of Mainland Portugal, the reduction is from 24 to 19.
The municipalities with the highest incidence increases are Carregal do Sal (205 more cases per 100 thousand residents), Ribeira de Pena (200), Alandroal (180), Vila do Bispo (174), Vimioso (149) and Portimão (122) . It should be noted that, with the exception of Portimão, there are counties with less than 10,000 inhabitants, so these increases do not represent a large increase in cases.
There are also 64 municipalities whose incidence has not changed and 143 where it has fallen.
The biggest reductions in the number of cases per 100 thousand residents belonged to Alcoutim (-371 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants), Belmonte (-188), Castelo de Vide (-171), Ribeira Brava (-161), Gouveia (-113) , Golegã (-113) and Arronches (-106).
The municipality of Lisbon, the most populous in the country, slightly reduced the incidence – from 89 to 85 -, while in the municipality of Porto there was an increase from 91 to 97 cases per 100 thousand residents.
Among the municipalities with more than 100 thousand inhabitants, Guimarães and Braga have the lowest incidence: 20 and 26 cases per 100 thousand residents, respectively.
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