Portugal’s transmissibility index remaining at 0.94

  • Lusa
  • 31 March 2021

The transmissibility index (Rt) of Covid-19 in Portugal remained on Wednesday at 0.94.

The transmissibility index (Rt) of the new coronavirus in Portugal is stable, remaining on Wednesday at 0.94, while the incidence has fallen to 65.3 new cases of infection per 100,000 inhabitants, according to official data.

According to the joint bulletin of the country’s national health authority, the DGS, and the institute of health (INSA), the Rt is 0.94 in mainland Portugal and islands.

Regarding the incidence of new cases of infection with SARS-CoV-2, the data shows that it stands at 65.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and 62.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants if only the mainland is considered.

Incidence refers to the number of new cases per 100,000 population in the last 14 days.

On Wednesday, the country recorded three Covid-19-related deaths and 618 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus.

558 patients are hospitalised (26 less than on Tuesday) and 127 patients are in intensive care.