COVID-19: Portugal’s figures continue to improve

… but Brazilian variant increases

Graph showing the number of daily cases in Portugal

Publico reports on figures released yesterday showing that Portugal registered just two more deaths and 387 new cases of infection by COVID-19. The rate of transmissibility of the disease dropped to 0.95 whilst the incidence rate stood at 61.3 cases of infection per 100,000 inhabitants nationwide.

Portugal accounts for a total of 16,983 deaths from COVID-19 and 838,102 confirmed cases of the infection since the beginning of the pandemic (Madeira’s latest figures are on the link below). There was one more hospitalization in relation to the previous balance, giving a total of 297 in hospital. Of these, 83 are in intensive care units, four people less than the day before.

The proportion of the variant associated with Manaus (the Brazilian variant) increased in Portugal in April, compared to March, having been detected in 15 districts and 40 counties, while the one related to South Africa decreased, according to data released by the Portuguese Institute of Statistics yesterday.

A new tab has been added to the top of each page with a link to resources dealing with COVID-19 in Madeira – this covers the latest government regulations on travel to the island, how to get a PCR test, and many other links that will be useful to people wanting to travel to and from Madeira.

COVID-19 in Madeira: daily updates can be found on an earlier post

Vaccinations in Madeira: updates can be found on an earlier post.

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