All regions covered by ARS-Norte reduced new cases of covid-19 infection between the weeks of November 19 to 25 and from November 26 to December 2, according to a report Lusa consulted.
According to the report from the Northern Regional Health Administration (ARS-N), which reports weekly the epidemiological evolution in the region’s counties – and which the Lusa agency had access to today – the Bragança area was the one that registered the biggest drop in cases in the period (-45%), followed by Viana do Castelo (-42%), Braga (-38%), Aveiro (-31%), Porto (-30%), Viseu (-23%) and Vila Real (- 9%).
The Braga area went from 536 new cases, from 19 to 25 November, to 297 cases, between 26 November and 2 December, while in Viana de Castelo the registration of new cases fell from 828 to 484, in Braga it fell from 7,623 to 4,725, in Aveiro from 2,144 to 1,473, in Porto from 10,739 to 7,553, in Viseu from 312 to 241 and in Vila Real from 1,133 to 1,026.
In a breakdown by municipalities, there is only an increase in the number of cases in S. João da Madeira (Aveiro district, with + 12%), Esposende (Braga district, with + 31%), Peso da Régua and Santa Marta de Penaguião (area Vila Real, with + 12% and + 78%, respectively), and Lamego and Resende (Viseu area, with + 20% and + 22%, respectively).
Chaves reportedly was the borough in North Wales that, in the past week under analysis, presented the highest cases of new cases per 100 thousand residents (1,118.4 cases), followed by Mondim de Basto (979 cases) , Trofa (877.2 cases) and Esposende (772.4 cases).
Considering the number of new cases in the past two weeks (14 days) per 100 thousand inhabitants, an indicator of which the value of 240 acts as a reference for applying restrictive measures to municipalities, also stands out, with the highest values, municipalities Chaves, Mondim de Basto and Trofa (with, respectively, 2,216.4 cases, 2,029.9 cases and 1,900.2 cases).
In this indicator, the average for the North region is now 1,096.3 cases.
In Portugal, 4,803 people died from 312,553 confirmed cases of covid-19 infection, according to the latest bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.
The country has been in crisis since Nov. 9 and until Dec. 8, a period when curfews are mandatory in counties with the highest risk of infection.
During the week, curfew must be respected between 23:00 and 05:00, while on weekends and holidays circulation is limited between 13:00 on Saturday and 05:00 on Sunday, and between 13:00 on Sunday and 05:00 on Monday.