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Covid-19: Madeira Third Highest Rt Rate in Portugal

Madeira is the third region of the country with the highest Sars-CoV-2 transmissibility index (Rt).

The data released today indicate that this indicator is higher than 1.00 in all regions of the country, with Madeira (1.28) just below the Algarve (1.36) and the Azores (1.43), but above the North (1.13), Centro (1.01), Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (1.14) and Alentejo (1.07) regions.

The transmissibility index (Rt) of the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 at the national level increased to 1.12, the Ricardo Jorge Institute (INSA) said today.

The average number of infections, on a five-day average, also rose from 188 to 244 cases daily at a national level, being the lowest on the continent (199).

At the end of January, the World Health Organisation (WHO) decided to maintain the maximum alert level after a meeting of its emergency committee, which acknowledged, however, that the pandemic may be approaching a turning point.

From the second of March 2020, when the first cases were reported, until the 10th of February this year, Portugal has recorded 5,567,054 cases of the SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Samantha Gannon

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