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Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Algarve: Eight counties with no positive Covid-19 cases

 The border town of Alcoutim in the Algarve is one of eight counties in the country where there is no positive case of Covid-19.

Other Algarve towns with low infection rates are Aljezur and Castro Marim. The next low-level counties are Olhão, São Brás de Alportel, Silves, Tavira and Vila Real de Santo António. 


In Vila do Bispo there are 446 cases per 100,000 people, and Portimão with 438 cases, close to 480 cases, which will put them at the next alert level. 

The Algarve is the southernmost region of continental Portugal. It has an area of 4,997 km2 with 451,006 permanent inhabitants, and incorporates 16 municipalities.

The region has its administrative centre in the city of Faro, where both the region's international airport and public university, the University of Algarve, are located. The region coincides with Faro District. 


Tourism and related activities are extensive and make up the bulk of the Algarve's summer economy. Production of food, which includes fish and other seafood, different types of fruit such as oranges, figs, plums, carob beans, and almonds, are also economically important in the region.



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