Covid-19. Transmission index rises again


The transmissibility index (Rt) of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus rose slightly in Portugal to 1.02 and the average daily cases increased to 9,474, indicated the National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), this Wednesday. market.

“The average value of Rt for the days from 18 to 22 April was 1.02” at the national level, which represents an increase compared to the value of 1.00 recorded the previous week, advances the INSA report on the evolution of the number of cases in the country.

Between January 21 and February 15, this indicator had registered a sharp decline, reaching 0.71.

According to the data now released, the average number to five days of daily cases rose from 8,931 to 9,474 at the national level, being lower in mainland Portugal (8,842).

The INSA document also adds that the Rt (which estimates the number of secondary cases of infection resulting from each person carrying the virus) is above the threshold of 1 in the North (1.07), in the Center (1.03) and in the Azores (1.05), which “indicates an increasing trend” of SARS-CoV-2 infections.

This indicator is 0.99 in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, 0.98 in Alentejo, 0.95 in Algarve and 0.89 in Madeira.

“Portugal has a 14-day cumulative notification rate greater than 960 per 100,000 inhabitants and an Rt greater than 1, that is, a very high notification rate with an increasing trend”, the institute adds.


Source: Renascença – Noticias by rr.sapo.pt.

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