According to a joint announcement by the General Administration of Health (DGS) and INSA, Portugal has 90.3 SARS-CoV-2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and its transmission index (Rt) is 0.84.
As stated by official data, the incidence rate was 79.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and the Rt was 0.80 when analyzed in mainland Portugal alone. These indicators are the criteria defined by the government for the continuous evaluation of the non-custodial process starting on March 15.
On March 11, Prime Minister António Costa warned when proposing to cancel the deconfinement plan, as long as Portugal exceeded “120 new cases per 140,000 people per day, per 100,000 people per day” or whenever the Rt – the average number of secondary cases that result from a case infected with the virus – exceeds 1.
The latest report on these indicators states that there are 96 SARS CoV-2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in Portugal, with a transmission index (Rt) of 0.83. Considering only the Portuguese mainland, the transmittable coefficient is 0.79 and the incidence rate is 84.2.