Among the 19 municipalities of Mainland Portugal that are above the risk threshold defined by the Government, Moura has the highest incidence (474 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants), followed by Rio Maior, Odemira, Portimão and Carregal do Sal, all with more than 300 new cases per 100 thousand inhabitants between March 17 and 30. The data released this Monday by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) were those that the Government used in the last Council of Ministers to determine the 19 places where there should be greater “caution” in the next two weeks, although they have also advanced to this second phase of deflation.
If we add to the 19 municipalities referred to by the Prime Minister another seven in the autonomous regions (Machico, Ribeira Brava, Santa Cruz, Câmara de Lobos, Pontal do Sol and Funchal, all in Madeira, in addition to Ponta Delgada, in the Azores) also above the threshold of risk, there are now 26 municipalities with more than 120 new cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. There are six less than in the previous week.
Compared to data released last week, the incidence of covid has risen in a third of the counties (101), with the number of places with an increasing trend now slightly higher (77 last week). Even so, the incidence remained the same in 64 municipalities and decreased in the remaining 143.
Number of new cases per 100 thousand inhabitants
Cumulative incidence over 14 days, between 17 and 30 March
The 19 municipalities on the Continent where the lack of continuity could stop if they have not improved in two weeks are spread over the various regions: 6 in the Center, 5 in the Alentejo, 4 in the Algarve, 3 in the North and 1 in Lisbon.
The municipality of Lisbon has an incidence of 85 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants and Porto with 97 cases per 100 thousand.
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More than two thirds of the country (219 counties) are below the green line established by the experts, that is, they have less than 60 new cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. And there are now ten more in this situation, compared to the data released last week.
Coimbra (56), Matosinhos (53), Braga (26), Caldas da Rainha (15), Viseu (11) are some of the most populous municipalities in the country with less than 60 new cases / 100 thousand inhabitants.
Although there are more places where the incidence is rising, there are more counties without cases. There are now 55 municipalities without any infection: 13 in the Center, 15 in the Alentejo, 12 in the North, 11 in the Azores, 2 in Lisbon, 1 in Madeira and 1 in the Algarve.
Tondela with 26 thousand inhabitants or Alijó with around 11 thousand, for example, had no case between 17 and 30 March.
In the Azores, there is only one municipality above the limit of 120 new cases: Ponta Delgada (178). Islands like Corvo, Flores or Faial have no new infections.
The region of Madeira still has six counties (Machico, Ribeira Brava, Santa Cruz, Funchal, Câmara de Lobos and Ponta do Sol) with more than 120 new cases, the worst situation in the country being that of Machico (500).
Although in this bulletin DGS no longer refers to delays in notifications at SINAVE, which gave rise to a concentration of new case records in a few days and changed the indicators, the situation in the autonomous region of Madeira remains the only one to escape from trend in the rest of the national territory.
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