Covid 19: Madeira still with high transmissibility

Third-placed region in the country

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JM reports that Madeira is the third region in the country with the highest transmissibility index (Rt) of Covid-19

The data released yesterday reveals that the transmissibility indicator is above 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), Center (1.01), Lisbon and Tagus Valley (1.14) and Alentejo (1.07) regions.

The transmissibility index (Rt) of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus at the national level has increased to 1.12, the Ricardo Jorge National Institute (INSA), the national health authority, indicated today.

“The average Rt value for the days from February 6 to 10 was 1.12” in Portugal, says the weekly report by INSA on the evolution of cases of covid-19 in the country.

The Rt – which estimates the number of secondary cases of infection resulting from each person carrying the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus – thus increased from 0.99 to 1.12 at the national level.

“In the European comparison, Portugal has a 14-day cumulative notification rate of between 20 and 59.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and an Rt transmissibility rate greater than 1, that is, a reduced notification rate with an increasing trend”, says INSA.

The average number of infections, on average over five days, also rose from 188 to 244 daily cases nationwide, being lower on the continent (199).

Covid-19 has been considered an international public health emergency since January 30, 2020 and a pandemic since March 11 of the same year.

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

Since March 2, 2020, when the first cases were reported, until February 10, Portugal has registered 5,567,054 cases of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

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

1 thought on “Covid 19: Madeira still with high transmissibility”

  1. I have reason to know as a sufferer of an awful Virus which had been incubated whilst a guest on your beautiful Island of Madeira how severely one can become sick. My Wife caught the infection from me and became light headed as a result of the infection. I consider that Tourists especially should wear masks even though it is no longer compulsory to do so. Madeira depends on Tourists for its prosperity. Being a victim of this Virus which was obviously incubated in Madeira if it is if possible it is better to prevent illness rather than to seek a cure!!! Bearing in mind that personnel are arriving from all parts of Europe and mixing locally I consider it advisable for all Tourists be advised to wear masks hopefully to partially avoid passing on infection and likewise to pass it on to the l people living in Madeira.


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