Portugal has a national average of 29.1 positive cases of covid-19 infection per 10,000 inhabitants. But there are cases in Intermunicipal Community (CIM) Coimbra Region above average, according to data released yesterday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).
Condeixa-a-Nova, with 87 infections per 10 thousand inhabitants is the most complicated case, and these figures place the municipality in the 3rd place of municipalities most affected by number of inhabitants nationwide, just behind Ovar (120) and Vila Nova de Foz Côa (110.9).
In addition to Condeixa, there are two more municipalities in the Coimbra Region CIM above the national average: Coimbra (43.2) and Tábua (30.8).
It should be noted that the data presented compiles, in addition to the 308 national counties, also the 55 NUTS III sub-regions (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistical Purposes), and we can see, for example, that, in the global, the Intermunicipal Community Region Coimbra is below the national average (24.4).
Nuno Moita, Mayor of Condeixa, was not surprised by INE's figures. “The figures are public and do not surprise us, but our 154 cases are not comparable with the other two most affected municipalities (Ovar and Foz Côa) insofar as, in these cases, there was a community spread, and here this has a very important explanation clear: a mental health hospital, ”he explains to DIÁRIO AS BEIRAS.
Full story in the print and digital edition of DIÁRIO AS BEIRAS of 05/23/2020