Covid map 23 more councils at risk of moving to the maximum level of restrictions next week (see yours)

Between the ten municipalities with the highest incidence of covid-19 on the mainland, six are in the Algarve (Albufeira, Portimão, Loulé, Lagos, São Brás de Alportel and Faro), joining Lisbon, Porto, Sines and Pedrógão Grande, according to the bulletin of the General Directorate of Health (DGS) updated this Friday. If the same rules currently in force are maintained for the week, and if there are no improvements, there are 23 more councils at risk of jumping to the tightest level of restrictions.

Mogadouro, Constance, Cuba, Felgueiras, Vila Real, Paços de Ferreira, Vila do Conde, Amarante, Águeda, Cadaval, Trofa, Penafiel, Rio Maior, Guimarães, Marco de Canaveses, Murtosa, Salvaterra de Magos, Castelo de Paiva, Braga, Leiria, Ovar, Caldas da Rainha and Barcelos these are 23 municipalities, in descending order of incidence. Among these councils, there are 19 of high population density and 4 of low density.

The risk of jumping to the maximum level of restrictions is due to the fact that this week they have already surpassed the second level of risk, that is, the 240 or 480 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, depending on their population density. If for the week the Government maintains this same system for defining risk levels, and if there is no improvement in the incidence of these municipalities, then will be placed in the group with more restrictions, where there are now 61 municipalities, according to the last assessment made by the Council of Ministers.

Number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants

Cumulative incidence to 14 days, between July 8th and 21st

Right now, there are five municipalities in the country with more than a thousand new cases – Albufeira (1553), Sines (1335), Portimão (1137), Loulé (1120) and Lagos (1034) – and four of them are in the Algarve. But São Brás de Alportel, Lagoa (in the Azores), Pedrógão Grande, Faro, Porto and Lisbon also have more than 800 infections per 100,000 inhabitants.

Lisbon remained practically the same, going from 831 to 840 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, since at this time the peak of infections in the region has already been surpassed, as stated on Thursday by the Minister of the Presidency, Mariana Vieira da Silva, a reduction in the incidence is now expected. Jo Porto went from 758 to 871 cases per 100,000, still reflecting an increase.


According to government rules, there are now 116 councils at high and very high risk, where at the moment restrictions include the obligation to have a digital certificate or negative self-test to eat inside a restaurant and there is a curfew at 11pm. Among these municipalities, there are 61 with very high risk, where Group classes are prohibited in gyms and weddings are reduced to 25%. And yet another 55 with a high level of risk and also with some time limitations (know what are the rules in force in yours).

Together with the very high, high and alert councils, it is concluded that 145 of the 278 municipalities in the Mainland (52%), that is, more than half are above the risk level stipulated according to its population density.

The Algarve is clearly the most affected region of the country, with 15 of its 16 municipalities at an alert level, high or very high risk. Lisbon, although improving, is still painted red with 42 of the 52 municipalities on one of these three levels. This is the situation of 56% of municipalities in the North, while Center and Alentejo have around 30% of places with some level of concern.

Compared to last week, the incidence increased in 218 municipalities, improved in 63 and remained the same in 27. Cuba (Alentejo), São Brás de Alportel (Algarve) and Mogadouro (Norte) were the three places with the highest increase in incidence, although because they have a small population, it does not take many cases to trigger this indicator.

There are nine municipalities in the country (five of them on the mainland) with no new cases confirmed in the last two weeks: Barrancos, Figueiró dos Vinhos, Melgaço, Sardoal, Vila Velha de Ródão, Corvo, Lajes do Pico, Nordeste and Santa Cruz das Flores.


Unlike last week, when only three Azorean municipalities had an incidence above 120 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, now there are seven municipalities in this situation: Lagoa (902), Vila Praia da Vitória, Ponta Delgada, Lajes das Flores, Ribeira Grande, Vila Franca do Campo and Santa Cruz da Graciosa. Still, five counties still have no new infections.


In the Madeira region, there are five municipalities above the threshold of 120 cases per 100,000: Porto Moniz, Ribeira Brava, Calheta, Funchal and Santa Cruz.