Covid-19 cases fall in Portugal

Written By Lara Silva

Covid-19 cases are finally falling significantly in Portugal. The average number of daily Covid-19 cases in 5 days fell from 4,579 to 4,488. This is the lowest recorded daily average this year. The daily average cases were slightly lower in mainland Portuguese with 4,153. 

In early 2022, there were a high number of Covid-19 cases. The highest daily average for 5 days occurred in January with over 45,000 infections. Numbers then dropped but increased again in May when a sixth wave came about.

In late May, Portugal was the country in the European Union with the highest number of new cases of covid-19 per one million population, as well as the second in the world. 

However, despite a decrease in Covid-19 cases in Portugal, the transmissibility index (Rt) rose from 0.81 to 0.86. Back in January, the Rt was at 1,16.

Back in June, the government announced that there would be no Covid-19 restrictions on beaches in Portugal. All of the Covid-19 beach restrictions have not been renewed such as the mandatory use of masks in beach bars, social distancing, and a ban on certain sports.

For the last two years, people breaking covid-19 restrictions on beaches could face a fine between 50 and 100 euros, while fines for companies could reach 500 to 1000 euros. 

Today, over 8.8 million people in Portugal have been fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 Pandemic. 95% of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine and 92.6% are completely vaccinated. 

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