Madeira has lowest Rt Rate in Portugal

Definite downward trend emerging

Rt rate graphic

The Diario reports that Madeira continues to be the region of the country that has the lowest transmissibility index (“Rt” in Europe, “R” in the UK) of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The archipelago’s stats even reveal a reversal of the trend of growth in infections.

The latest report by the Instituto Nacional de Safide Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) on the evolution of the number of cases of Covid-19 indicates that the Rt for Madeira went from 0.80 to 0.74, so the Region continues to have the index lower in Portugal.

The data released yesterday refer that the Rt – which estimates the number of secondary cases of infection resulting from a person carrying the virus went from 1.05 to 0.88 in Portugal, being below the threshold of 1. Basically, this is the measure of Covid transmissibility – the average number of secondary infections produced by a single infected person.

Despite the improvement in the Rt Rate indicators of the pandemic recorded in recent days, all regions still have an “incidence rate of more than 960 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days”, INSA report also reports.

Only the Azores have an Rt Rate of more than one

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“With the exception of the Autonomous Region of the Azores, all regions have an average five-day transmissibility index of less than 1, which indicates a reversal of the upward trend in the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 observed until the previous week”, reveals INSA. Despite the reduction in the Rt Rate from 1.19 to 1.02 in one week, the Azores are the only region in Portugal that has an Rt still above the threshold of 1.

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

New restrictions: a detailed updated explanation of the latest regulations can be found here

3 thoughts on “Madeira has lowest Rt Rate in Portugal”

  1. Why not put the infection rates in perspective.

    At 960 in 100 000 the active case rate is 0.96%.

    So less than 10 in 1000 people are testing positive. Not even necessarily “ill” with covid. And it doesn’t even excluded the double/triple/quadruple jabbed.

    The Plandemic is over.

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