Thirty-six counties in the North recorded an incidence rate of more than 960 new cases per 100 thousand inhabitants in the last 14 days, with Miranda do Douro reaching the highest values, an official report reveals today.
The document of the Northern Regional Health Administration (ARS-N), to which Lusa had access today, reports the evolution of the epidemiological situation between the last weeks of December (from 22 to 28) and the first of January (from 5 to 11) ).
In the last 14 days, 36 counties in the North have registered an incidence rate higher than 960 new cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, 20 more counties than the previous report, which had data up to January 6th.
In this last week, 35 counties registered an incidence rate higher than 480 new cases per 100 thousand inhabitants.
Nine counties are in this situation less than in the previous report.
According to the document, the average rate in the North is now fixed at 970 new cases per 100 thousand inhabitants.
Of the 36 municipalities with an incidence rate greater than 960 new cases, 11 are located in the district of Braga: Barcelos, Braga, Cabeceiras de Basto, Celorico de Basto, Esposende, Guimarães, Povoa de Lanhoso, Terras de Bouro, Vieira do Minho , Vila Nova de Famalicão and Vila Verde.
The Vila Real district followed, where nine municipalities followed the high incidence: Boticas, Chaves, Mondim de Basto, Montalegre, Peso da Régua, Ribeira de Pena, Santa Marta de Penaguião, Valpaços and Vila Real.
The municipalities of Bragança, Macedo de Cavaleiros, Miranda do Douro, Mogadouro and Vimioso, in the district of Bragança, also recorded incidence values above 960 new cases.
Miranda do Douro is the municipality in the North with the highest incidence rate: 3,601.8 new cases per 100 thousand inhabitants in the last 14 days.
Next are the municipalities of Mogadouro, Boticas and Peso da Régua, where incidence rates are higher than 1,900 new cases.
In the district of Aveiro [onde a ARS-N abrange sete concelhos], the municipalities of Arouca, Oliveira de Azeméis, Santa Maria da Feira and São João da Madeira also account for more than 960 new cases per 100 thousand inhabitants.
The municipalities of Arcos de Valdevez, Caminha, Ponte da Barca and Vila Nova de Cerveira (in the district of Viana do Castelo) and the municipalities of Póvoa de Varzim, Santo Tirso and Vila do Conde (in the district of Porto) also follow this trend. incidence rate.
Of the 35 municipalities with an incidence rate of more than 480 new cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, 15 are in the district of Porto, five in Viana do Castelo, five in Vila Real, four in Bragança, three in Braga and three in Aveiro.
In Portugal, 8,236 people died from 507,108 confirmed cases of infection, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.
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