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Viana County reduced new cases by 42% and Braga by 38%

All ARS-Norte counties reduced new COVID-19 cases between November 19 and 25 and November 26 and December 2, according to a report consulted by Lusa.

According to a report by the Regional Health Administration of the North (ARS-N), which reports weekly epidemiological developments in the counties of the region – to which Lusa had access today – Bragança was the county that saw the largest decline in the period (-45%), followed by Viana to Castelo (-42%), Braga (-38%), Aveiro (-31%), Porto (-30%), Viseu (-23%) and Vila Real (-9%).

Braga County increased from 536 new cases between November 19 and 25 to 297 cases between November 26 and December 2, while in Viana de Castelo the number of new cases fell from 828 to 484, in Braga from 7,623 to 4,725, in Aveiro from 2144 to 1473, in Porto from 10 739 to 7553, in Viseu from 312 to 241 and in Vila Real from 1133 to 1026.

The analysis by the municipalities only noted 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 (Vila Real District, + 12% and + 78% respectively) and Lamego and Resende (Viseu district, + 20% and + 22% respectively).

The report shows that Chaves was a municipality in the north that had the highest incidence of new cases per 100,000 in the last analyzed week. Inhabitants (1118.4 cases), followed by Mondim de Basto (979 cases), Trofa (877.2 cases) and Esposende (772.4 cases).

Taking into account the occurrence of new cases in the last two weeks (14 days) per 100,000 inhabitants, there is also an indicator for which the value of 240 serves as a reference to the application of restrictive measures against the municipalities with the highest values, the municipalities of Chaves, Mondim de Basto and Trofa (2,216.4 cases, 2,029.9 cases and 1,900.2 cases, respectively).

In this indicator, the mean for the northern region is now 1096.3 cases.

In Portugal, 4,803 people have died out of 312,553 confirmed cases of covid-19 infection, according to the latest newsletter of the Directorate-General for Health.

The country is in a state of emergency from November 9 to December 8, which is the period when there is a curfew in the counties with the highest risk of infection.

During the week, quiet hours must be observed between 23:00 and 05:00, while on weekends and public holidays, traffic is limited from 13:00 on Saturday until 05:00 on Sunday, and from 13:00 on Sunday and 05:00 on Monday.

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